23 Mar Coronavirus – Symptoms, Preventive Measures and Being Safe
The whole world is globally affected by Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The spread is high in number and increasing rapidly. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already announced (COVID-19) as a pandemic. No exact cure has been developed until today. Death tolls are increasing. So, preventive measures are only an effective way to be safe from this infection.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses causing illness in animals or humans. In humans, its infection ranges from the common cold to more severe diseases including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new respiratory infectious disease caused by a coronavirus.
On February 11, 2020, this Novel Coronavirus disease was given the official name of “COVID-19“ by the World Health Organization (WHO).
On 31 December 2019, the virus and disease first emerged in Wuhan, China. An outbreak thereafter has already tolled the number of deaths and still, the rate is increasing.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Referring to the reported cases COVID-19 can have from mild symptoms to severe illness and death.
People may experience these symptoms 2-14 days after exposure.
- Shortness of breath (Severe Case)
Though, this list is not all-inclusive. When you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get immediate medical attention.
- Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
How COVID-19 spreads?
- The primary cause of spread is through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
- When a person touches their eyes, nose, or mouth after touching a contaminated surface or an object
- Visiting an infected area or a place
How to prevent from COVID-19?
- Avoid physical contact with an infected person or surfaces that contain viruses
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub for at least 20 sec. Follow the proper way to wash your hands.
- While coughing or sneezing, cover the nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow
- Maintain a distance or a close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with unwell-looking people.
- If you feel unwell then stay home and separate yourself from others
- When your hands are not clean, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth
Who are at high risk from COVID-19?
Corona Virus and its disease have a high risk of causing severe infection for
- Older Adults
- People underlying serious medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Pregnant women
- People with a low immune system
This is a global concern and everyone must stand together to overcome this panic situation. Every people’s health is in danger. Every person must be aware and follow the advice to prevent pandemic coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
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