How to identify if you or a loved one has been infected...
The CDC recommends that all people wear cloth face masks in public places where it’s difficult to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. This will help slow the spread of the virus from people without symptoms or people who do not know they have contracted the virus. Cloth face masks should be worn while continuing to practice social distancing. Instructions for making masks at home can be found hereTrusted Source. Note: It’s critical to reserve surgical masks and N95 respirators for healthcare workers.
Perhaps you meet someone who contracted the virus, and they touched their mouth or nose with their hand. When that person shakes your hand, they transfer some of the virus to your hand. If you then touch your mouth or nose without washing your hands first, you may accidentally give that virus an entry point into your own body.
Imagine sitting next to someone with Covid-19 on the bus or in a meeting room. Suddenly, this person sneezes or coughs. If they don’t cover their mouth and nose, they could potentially spray you with respiratory droplets from their nose or mouth. The droplets that land on you will likely contain the virus.
It’s important to be conscious of what we’re touching, especially high-touch surfaces, and be careful about cleaning our hands after touching things. For example, public transit or grocery stores and places where there tend to be a lot of people. The covid-19 virus can survive upto 72 hours on some surfaces.
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. 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.
Basically, a dry cough is "one where no mucus or phlegm is produced with the cough,"
Fever of 100.5 F (38 C) or above, or possible fever symptoms like alternating shivering and sweating.
Aches and pains, very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.
The feeling of not getting enough oxygen. If your shortness of breath is severe, and accompanied by other symptoms like chest pain, lightheadedness, and lips turning blue, it's best to seek medical attention ASAP.
If you can’t muster the energy to show up for your go-to workout, let alone get out of bed, intense fatigue could be another sign that your body’s working hard to battle an infection like COVID-19 (or, again, the flu)
The World Health Organization found nearly 14% of the almost 6,000 cases of Covid-19 in China had symptoms of headache and sore throat, while almost 5% had nasal congestion.
To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing. Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs. Stay home if you feel unwell.
Avoid touching your face. Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.
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Hand-washing with soap and water is a far more powerful weapon against germs than many of us realize. Coronaviruses are encased in a lipid envelope basically, a layer of fat. Soap can break that fat apart and make the virus unable to infect you. The second thing soap does is mechanical. It makes skin slippery so that with enough rubbing, we can pry germs off and rinse them away. Sounds pretty simple, but the vast majority of people still don’t do it right.
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As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and others if you are sick or taking care of someone who is sick...