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Right now a deadly new virus is raising alarms around the world it's related to this -- is virus which emerged in China had back in 2003 killing.
Hundreds of people Dr.
Manny Alvarez is the senior managing editor of Fox News health dot com mandate medical eighteen -- Dr.
-- good to see you right before we start the discussion what is this SARS like virus in the how -- that attacked the body.
Right let's be clear -- it's not related to the SARS virus -- -- It is basically now a virus that there's still has been identified.
But the symptoms are very is similar to SARS and in that you get very high fevers.
And you get an upper respiratory infection of that is very severe.
And that's the concerning part that we still don't know.
What is the the severity of the disease you know isn't gonna lead to death there's no actual treatment for it right now -- we still don't know how it's going to -- it.
And it ended speaking of spring right now we wanted to panic anybody and everybody freaked out.
It's an -- isolated cases that have been reported so far that well you know you it is but remember this is they've been been sort of monitoring this since late September.
And and basically now you have five cases in Copenhagen very families that have traveled to specific part of the world.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
So there right now that did the did it big warning now or big announcement came out to a lot of health facilities.
Around the world.
Do very acutely reported an isolated these cases.
Because remember in -- back in 2002.
And China you had over 8000 people infected with the disease very quickly very -- -- full -- and upper respiratory infection.
And then about 800 to a thousand people died.
So with -- again globalization and I think the importance of the story is this threat of these viruses can be very very quick.
In as you know we have a lot of clever viewers they're international travel absolutely -- so what is it that you can do you say there's no cure at this point.
But what can you do to protect yourself.
Well again proper hygiene is number one as key you know we keep saying that you know hand washing especially you're traveling parts of the world we have these reportable cases.
You've got to be very careful washing hands watching everything you know you airplane surfaces as much as you can and things of this sort so a lot of certain self protections -- -- hygiene.
And -- the very aware of flu like symptoms you know again he -- if you're traveling and you come back a week later and you wake up and you have a fever of 101.
Any other stuff is going on you've got to go to the doctor and that doctor has to be aware.
Of the potential effects of some of these viruses that are popping all over the world but quickly -- see him take antibiotics for this -- on this viral infection and taken -- you take supportive therapy.
-- you catch it early a lot of times we support the therapy in the hospital you can overcome.
The deadly consequences of a viral -- what that's a Dr.
Manny Alvarez obviously to see thank you on the.
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