Sun poisoning is a severe, potentially fatal condition that affects the eyes, skin and respiratory system.
Symptoms include severe headache, fever, muscle pain, loss of consciousness, seizures, coma and death.
The symptoms typically start in early morning and usually resolve within two days.
Sun poisoning symptoms can be found in parts of China, especially in China’s far eastern regions.
Sun poisoning symptoms are a common part of the Chinese public’s public health awareness campaigns in the wake of a major outbreak of the virus in December.
The virus was discovered in the southern region of Guangdong in late January.
It quickly spread through rural and urban areas of the country and is believed to be the worst case of sun poisoning in modern history.
Chinese government has stepped up public health efforts to combat the virus and curb its spread.
Since January, China has launched a major public health campaign in China and abroad, urging people to wear masks, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and wash their hands with warm water.
The campaign includes public-service announcements, health education and public awareness campaigns.
It is expected to cost the government some $2.8 billion in the coming months to fight the disease.
“As soon as the symptoms show up, the government should take immediate action to control the virus,” said Xu, who has traveled to the southern regions of Guangzhou, Wuhan and Wuhu provinces in recent weeks.
“If they don’t, then I hope we can take a step forward and solve the problem.”