WHAT IS COVID-19?
A contagious disease, COVID-19 is a deadly disease for a certain group of people. Mild to moderate symptoms can be seen in COVID-19 infected people. Some people need special treatments and some recover without them. Studies show that older people with reduced immunity or people with secondary issues like cancer, diabetes, respiratory problems are likely to develop more serious symptoms.
HOW CAN WE PREVENT IT AND WHAT CAUSES INFECTION?
The effective way of preventing yourself from the disease is to keep the distance. You can prevent it by washing your hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Rub it and don’t touch your face, eyes, nose. You can dab while sneezing and keep yourself and surrounding safe.
Don’t touch other people, just say hello from a distance. Put the mask on and be a superman or superwoman with the thought of keeping you and your surroundings safe.
As per the research, it shows, it can only be spread through infected people. Now, how do we know who is infected? We can’t. But it shows it can spread through saliva droplets, sneeze or cough, discharge from the nose. touching something which an infected person has touched and then touching your face can cause infection. So, the best way is to keep distance and sanitize regularly.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
First of all, if you have been exposed to the virus you don’t need to panic at all. Relax and go to the doctor and tell them everything about your travel or contact history. Let your doctor know if you’ve been in contact with someone who recently diagnosed with the virus. They may say you isolate yourself, but this is the only best way to take of yourself and the people around you. And with few precautions and treatments, it will be all good. Symptoms can be from mild to moderate and can be developed in 2-14 days. People with low immunity may develop symptoms of pneumonia.
Common symptoms can be:
- shortness of breath
- difficulty in breathing
- continuous chest pain
- loss of consciousness
WHAT FACTORS DOCTORS WILL CONSIDER?
They may ask questions like:
- if you have any travel history or lived with the ongoing spread of community spread in those areas.
- if you’ve been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus.
Your doctor may take samples of your saliva, nose swab(used to take small samples) and throat swab.
WHAT IS BETTER TO KEEP YOURSELF AND FAMILY SAFE?
Stay home, peeps!
Nowadays, governments all around the world are requesting people to stay home and stay safe. Staying at home is best anyone can do right now as the home is the safest place, keep yourself clean, sanitize and keep a distance until there comes permanent vaccines or treatment strategies. Follow what your government is trying to tell you and have patience, we are here together and together from a distance, we can win the situation.
EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT.
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