" We urge people to live clean and healthy including washing hands with soap after direct contact with animals"
The Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture and Food Security (KPKP) Agency is disinfecting animal slaughterhouses (RPH) in Jakarta, as a global effort to contain the Coronavirus outbreak ramps up.
It aims to prevent transmission of cross-species disease agents from animals to humans. According to the researchers, this virus has similarities with strains of SARS-CoV, which is also detected in bats and can infect livestock and humans.
"In the case in Wuhan, Coronavirus itself was informed to come from a market that sells a variety of live animals including wild animals. That's why we do preventive and vigilance against the spread of this virus," expressed Jakarta KPKP Agency Head, Darjamuni, Monday (1/26).
Indeed, rainy season conditions like today do have a tendency for infectious diseases to emerge that people need to be aware of.
"We urge people to live clean and healthy including washing hands with soap after direct contact with animals," he stated.
As for the information, the spread of Coronavirus that recently occurred again shocked the world community. Coronavirus was identified as being caused by a new strain of Coronavirus 2019-nCOV.
Cases that arise in the form of severe pneumonia with symptoms including fever, weakness, dry cough, and shortness or difficulty breathing. In the elderly and have other comorbidities have a higher risk to aggravate the condition.