Corona

 

covid-19

Corona Virus

Since December 2019, first coronavirus disease emerged in Wuhan city and rapidly spread throughout China. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious and new disease that has not been previously identified in humans. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person to person through close contact. Many people infected with these and mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Mostly it's very dangerous for older people and those who have medical problems like diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, are more likely to develop serious illnesses.
The best way to prevent and reduce transmission is to be well informed about these viruses, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your mouth, eyes, and nose.

Some Protective Measures to Prevent Corona Virus

Stay informed on the latest information about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid Close Contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.Maintain at least six feet of distance from coronavirus affected patients. And also strictly avoid people who are recently coming from abroad

Take Steps to Protect Others

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.Throw used tissues in the trash.Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.Throw used tissues in the trash.It will be helpful for others to be safe from the corona virus.Don't forget to use a tissue when you sneeze.

Clean and Disinfect

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation.Ensure the solution has at least 70% alcohol.

Seek Medical Care Early

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care earlyStay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.
Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. This is the longest known incubation period for this disease.

Common symptoms include:
i. Fever
ii. Tiredness
iii. Dry cough.

Other symptoms include:
i. Shortness of breath
ii. Aches and Pains
iii. Sore throat
and very few people will report diarrhea, nausea or a runny nose.