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Myths

Myths

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Myths

Coronavirus cannot be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates.

Fact

Coronavirus can transmit regardless of the climate. The best prevention is washing frequently your hands with water and soap or alcohol products

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Only people with symptoms (fever, cough, sneezing, etc) can transmit the virus.

Fact

People with NO symptoms, including children, can transmit the virus. For this reason, it is important to reduce contacts and wash your hands frequently.

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Mosquitos can transmit coronavirus.

Fact

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.

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Hand dryers kill the new coronavirus

Fact

No. Hand dryers are not effective at killing coronavirus.

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Thermal scanners at airports can't detect fevers properly.

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Thermal scanners are effective at detecting people who have developed a fever because of infection with the new coronavirus.

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Vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus.

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There is no vaccine yet that can prevent coronavirus nor medicine to treat it. If you have any symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty to breath, call 2019

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Pets spread coronavirus.

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There is no evidence that cats and dogs can be infected with the new coronavirus.

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I can get a coronavirus vaccine.

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There is no medicine or vaccine recommended that can treat coronavirus.

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Antibiotics can treat coronavirus.

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No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.

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I am not concerned because the new coronavirus affects only older people.

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Everyone can contract the virus. Elders and people with pre-existing conditions (such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease) are more vulnerable.

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