The flu virus, and the 2019 novel coronavirus associated with Wuhan, China are two hot topics right now. Everything you need to know about them can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website, which is updated daily. The symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus, which include fever and cough, are similar to other respiratory infections, including influenza. At this time, the differentiating factor (other than lab confirmation), is travel to Wuhan and Hubei, China, or close contact to someone infected with the novel coronavirus. This makes the novel coronavirus low risk for Canadians.
So what can we do to protect ourselves from viruses in general? As mentioned by the World Naturopathic Federation we should educate ourselves on Prevention and Health Promotion.
Naturopathic care recognizes the importance of decreasing viral exposure and promoting overall health and immunity. The following guidelines may be beneficial in supporting your immune system. For specific recommendations, work with your naturopathic doctor or health care practitioner.
Remember, it is important to follow the advice of your local Ministry of Health during an outbreak. Call ahead if you need to go to the hospital or any health care facility and you are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms.
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