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What is it?
Corona is a large group of virus that can infect both humans and animals with cold-related diseases. The intensity of the infection ranges from common cold to acute respiratory syndrome. However, the new strain of Coronavirus called COVID-19 is a novel virus to humans. So the information related to the disease, including symptoms and means of treatment is limited.
What are the symptoms of the virus?
Coughing, shortness of breath, fever, diarrhoea, pneumonia and vomiting. While serious complications in certain cases can result in death from severe pneumonia and kidney failure.
How does the virus transmit?
The noval Coronavirus transmits like other Coronaviruses and Flu, which transmits through:
Direct contact with infected patients
Droplets from patients coughing and sneezing
Contact with patients belongings followed by touching your nose or mouth
Is there a treatment or a vaccine?
There is currently no treatment beyond supportive medical care to relieve symptoms.
How can I protect myself and my patients from the coronavirus?
Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness
Wash your hands and your towels if they have touched your hands.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
Wear a surgical mask. They are, however, not that effective and must be changed daily.
Maintain good hygiene habits at all times
Wear gloves, wash or change them daily
Wash and prepare food carefully
Exercise and proper sleep will bolster the immune system
Health advisory from Giants Group of Island City