Corona Virus

What do we know about the Corona virus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome

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Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Tiredness
  • Aches
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat

 

Some people have no symptoms. People who are older or have existing chronic medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.

 
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Complications can include

  • Pneumonia in both lungs
  • Organ failure in several organs
  • Death in severe cases
 
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Prevention

You can take steps to reduce your risk of infection. WHO and CDC recommend following these precautions for avoiding COVID-19:

  • Avoid large events and mass gatherings.
  • Avoid close contact (about 6 feet) with anyone who is sick or has symptoms.
  • Keep distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, especially if you have a higher risk of serious illness.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw away the used tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren’t clean.
  • Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items if you’re sick.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch on a daily basis.
  • Stay home from work, school and public areas if you’re sick, unless you’re going to get medical care. Avoid taking public transportation if you’re sick.

 

Treatment

  • Pain relievers
  • Cough syrup or medication
  • Rest
  • Fluid intake

 

THE ULTIMATE TREATMENT IS TO APPLY FOR COVID19 VACCINATION SO THAT YOU COULD PROTECT YOURSELF AND THE ONES YOU LOVE

 
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