Facts and preventive measures for coronavirus
New coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading rapidly all over the world for the past few months.
According to medical science, this is a new kind of virus which can be very dangerous for human. Medical professionals and governments of all countries are entirely focused on this new coronavirus and working to invent a vaccine, but till now, they are not getting success in that.
Till now, the mortality rate of people is almost 2%, but the good thing is experts say this is not a high percentage as most of the cases are correctly diagnosed or reported successfully.
No doubt, the rate is higher than the flu, and that’s the reason you need to take care of you. According to Medical experts, coronavirus usually spread from person to person either via direct close contact, coughing, sneezing by someone who already infected by this virus.
You may mark some symptoms range from mild to severe, and it can leads to death after two weeks of exposure. Now let’s understand know more about the coronavirus.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is also known as coronavirus first spotted in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. This is a special kind of virus with wide ranges of symptoms like the common cold, cough, SARS, and MERS.
In COVID-19, CO for corona, VI for the virus, D for disease, and 19 for 2019. Health care experts say that the first virus infection has been linked to the living animal market in Wuhan. Though it’s unbelievable and rare that animal virus can affect human, but this is a new virus, and there is also past instances regarding these kinds of virus-like SARS and MARS.
When should you go for a coronavirus test?
If you feel sick badly with fever, cough, and breathing issues or have been contacted with someone who already has affected with coronavirus, then you need to go for a coronavirus test.
Mostly viruses like flu, cold spread during the cold season. Till now, there is no such information about coronavirus that the weather o will put impact the spread of coronavirus. Now let’s discuss the preventive actions so that you can stay alert and avoid coronavirus.
- Stay away from people who are sick
- Please don’t touch your nose, eyes, and mouth without clean it properly
- Don’t travel when you are sick
- Always use a tissue when you are sneeze or cough and later on throw it in the trash.
- Always use sanitizer and maintain hygiene
- Use household cleaner spray to keep clean the regular touched objects
- Use facemasks when you are outside
- Frequently wash your hands properly at least more than 20 seconds with water and soap.
- If somewhere soap and water not available, you can wash your hand with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Coronavirus is dangerous, and you need to take care of your health. If you mark any weird symptoms as discussed above, immediately go for a check-up for coronavirus and contact doctors.