Coronaviruses COVID 19

The Large family of Virus called Corona Viruses that usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness, similar to common cold. As per WHO, three new coronaviruses have emerged from animal reservoir over the past two decades to cause serous & widespread illness & death.

COVID – 19 viruses affected most people will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness & recover without requiring special treatment. The people suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, cancer & older people are more likely to develop serious illness.

 

To protect yourself and others from infection washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently after touching anything and not touching your face, nose, eyes, ears. The primarily coronaviruses spreads through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Therefore, practicing respiratory etiquette is most essential i.e. by coughing into a flexed elbow.

 

Please have visit official page of WHO for More information (https://www.who.int/). about clinical findings become available.

 

Some of the prevention Tips given by WHO as follow.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap water or with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 1 meter’s distance between another people sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid touching your face i.e. nose, ears, eyes, mouth etc.
  • Don`t forget to cover mouth & nose when sneezing or coughing.
  • If you feel unwell better to stay in home.
  • Refrain from smoking & other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Don`t travel unless it is necessary and stay away from group of people.

 

COVID – 19 affects different ways but the infected people will develop mild to moderate illness & recover without hospitalization.

Common Symptoms:

  • High Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Tiredness
  • conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • loss of taste or smell
  • Discoloration of fingers or toes or rash on skin

 

 

Serious symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • loss of speech or movement.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms of COVID – 19.
  • People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home to prevent.

 

On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14-40 days.