No coronavirus case reported in Turkey, Health Minister says
Any coronavirus case has not been confirmed so far in Turkey during screening of travelers from China at airports, the Health Minister said on Friday.
Following the China outbreak, which first spread from Wuhan, Turkish Health Ministry announced that it has arranged quarantine rooms, inspection centers and thermal cameras for screening at the airports as added precautions, even though the World Health Organization does not consider them necessary for the country. The cameras will detect those with a fever above 38 degrees.
The disease does not currently have an Effective medicine treatment or vaccine, though efforts to develop some are underway. Its symptoms include, among others, fever, breathing difficulties and coughing, which have been described as "flu-like". To prevent infection, the WHO recommends "regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing… and avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness (such as coughing and sneezing)."
Though there are no specific treatments for general human coronaviruses, the U.S. CDC provides generic advice that an infected person can relieve their symptoms by taking regular flu medications, drinking fluids and resting. Some countries require people to report flu-like symptoms to their doctor, especially if they have visited mainland China.