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Can antibiotics treat the coronavirus disease?

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No! Antibiotics do not work against viruses. The 2019-nCOV is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.

  Does heat kill the coronavirus?

Heat at 56°C kills the SARS coronavirus at around 10000 units per 15 min (quick reduction).

Is the coronavirus disease more severe than the flu?

COVID-19 causes more severe disease than seasonal influenza.

  Is the coronavirus disease more severe than the flu?

  While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease.

  Globally, about 3.4 per cent of reported COVID-19 cases have died. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1% of those infected.

  Can the coronavirus spread via feces?

There is some evidence that COVID-19 infection may lead to intestinal infection and be present in feces. However, to date, only one study has cultured the COVID-19 virus from a single stool specimen. There have been no reports of faecal−oral transmission of the COVID-19 virus to date.

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