Coronavirus Outbreak Advisory: Its Symptoms and Preventive Measures

  • 05Mar,2020

    CDC, state and local public health departments, and health units throughout the world are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by the Coronavirus. It was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. But it has now been detected in various locations internationally. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease has been named COVID-19. Based on current information, the CDC considers this is a very serious public threat.

    The number of coronavirus cases around the world has crossed 100,000 mark, and total deaths have crossed 3,300, the behaviour of the Sars-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease is yet to be revealed.

    What we have learned so far:

    Human-human transmission is definitely occurring and it is very dangerous because people are spraying droplets by coughing and sneezing. It can also be spread by people with no or mild symptoms.

    Symptoms

    The main symptoms are fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath, with mild symptoms sometimes worsening during the second week. The majority of people who are hospitalized internationally, are older or have significant underlying medical conditions.Illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

    These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    It is very difficult to predict exactly how this situation will evolve over the next weeks, but it is certain that more cases will be reported and many lives will be impacted either directly or indirectly by this virus. There is no cure of this yet but you can do things to protect yourself from coronavirus by following some tips.

    Hygiene 

    The best thing you can do to prevent any virus from affecting is practice a good personal hygiene.

    • Wash your hand properly with soap or hand wash
    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid contact with the people who are sick 
    • Stay home when you are sick
    Maintain Social Distance

    The droplets that are infused into the air during coughing and sneezing are the main reasons the virus is spreading. So in this matter you can prevent this virus from spreading is by maintaining social distance. It can be done by shutting any kind of social mingling activities. According to the evidence crowded emergency rooms of the hospitals are the entry points for the virus too. So, front line health workers at a higher risk.

    Restricting Travel

    The best way to prevent the virus from entering Indian territory is stopping visas for the affected nations and conducting screening at all the international airports, seaports and borders in the country. The virus entering through the neighbouring countries is also a threat. Often the results of the screen tests do not come suddenly, and the person could be spreading the virus before his test results arrive. The CDC has recommended that everyone avoid nonessential travel to China. If you must travel to china then you should first consult with your doctor. If you are travelling then you should practice basic hygiene

    Public Awareness

    Even though the risk level in your area is low but you have to stay aramed with the facts. You should not act careless just because you live in a different place where the danger level is low but also you should not be stressed or worried about it either. A situation of panic can make this situation much worse. Corona virus is like any other flu which will be taken care of soon 

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