How to deal With Noval Corona Virus, A WHO declared Pandemic Disease

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Coronavirus

This disease which is said to come out from a city, Wuhan in China is spreading rapidly in the World. WHO has already declared this disease as pandemic.

What is Corona Virus?

Cornaviruses are a larger family of virus that hits directly on your respiratory system. It causes ranging illness. The symptoms that are shown in an infected people are cold and cough which can turn into severe respiratory disease like Middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Corona Virus is a new kind of virus strain that has never been identified in human being.

Let’s find out what are the symptoms and how to take precautions of this disease.

What are the Symptoms of Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Patients of Cornavirus (COVID-19) shows the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

All the symptoms of coronavirus are like a common cold.

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What to do if you have Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are sick and you have all the symptoms of COVID-19 then you should immediately seek medical attention. Do not worry and get scared of the isolation ward.

Call coronavirus helpline number in your country.

How to seek medical attention?

Call the doctor and book your appointment ahead of time. The doctors will ask you take some precautionary measures. Unlike common cold this respiratory disease coronavirus spreads rapidly. So, following the precautionary measures is very important with this disease.

Some measures that a coronavirus patient must follow are:

  1. Wear a mask
  2. Stay at least 1.5 meters away from non-infected people
  3. Cover your face while sneezing and coughing
  4. Cover your cough and sneeze with your elbow

Testing of Coronavirus

 Mostly the doctor decides if you should be tested or not and it depends on the following criteria

  1. If you came in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient in last 14 days and you have cough and cold with or without fever
  2. You have recently returned from a overseas and have a cold and cough symptom with or without fever
  3. If you are a healthcare worker and work directly with patient.
  4. If you have severe pneumonia without a clear cause of the disease

The result of the test may take several years to come. Till the results come you will be kept in an isolation ward where no one would come and meet you except the hospital staff.

This is the most tough time when you need to be strong and support the medical staff.

Vaccination of Coronavirus

This is a new family of virus and it is the first time that humans are being infected with such virus. Hence, there is no vaccination developed for this virus. However, scientists are continuously working to create a vaccination and cure for this virus.

Rest assured that this is a curable disease as news of infected people being cured are coming on a daily basis along with people getting infected. So, need not to panic. It’s time to follow all the precautionary measures circulated by WHO.

What to do If the doctor allows you to go home even after having cough and cold?

If you are allowed by the doctor to go home and you still have symptoms of cough and cold try taking the following precautions:

  1. Keep on washing your hands with soap and water
  2. Whole coughing and sneezing use a tissue paper and discard the tissue in a closed dustbin
  3. If you don’t have a tissue or handkerchief with you, use your elbow to sneeze and cough
  4. Avoid going in kitchen or cooking for others
  5. Wear mask and avoid contact with other people

Sometimes the disease is not detected in the tests performed. In order to assure you do not spread this disease unknowingly it is important to follow all the measures mentioned above.

How coronavirus spreads

The virus spreads rapidly and can affect more and more people in your surrounding if you do not take care of

  1. If you came in contact with a infected people showing symptoms
  2. If you were in contact with a person who was not showing any symptom of coronavirus and started showing symptoms after 24 hours
  3. Touching objects and surfaces like handles, tables that have droplets of sneeze and cough of coronavirus patient.

This is a new disease seen in human being and hence no immunity against this disease has been developed in human being. It spreads very quickly and widely.

The only way to deal with this disease is keeping a proper hygiene

Follow the following guidelines to protect yourself from coronavirus. Viruses are such a tiny particle that can not be seen with naked eyes. You never know which place is infected with such virus. Sometimes the symptoms of coronavirus start showing very late and the infected person also doesn’t know about it.

Hence, at this point of time it is very important for everyone to take care of the following precautionary measures

  1. Cleaning and sanitizing your hand frequently
  2. Use alcohol-based sanitizer
  3. Dispose the tissue in which you have coughed or sneezed properly in a closed bin
  4. Keep cleaning and disinfecting the surface you come in contact with like table, mobile phones, floor etc
  5. Keep a social distance and avoid visiting Malls, theatres, public transport
  6. When infected with any cold and cough always use a mask
  7. Keep on eating healthy food that boost your immunity
  8. Take care of old people and kids. They are more prone to catch this disease.
  9. Self-isolate yourself if you have normal cough and cold that lasts more than 3 days

Following the measures above will surely help you to be safe from this pandemic disease. Try not to be a part of myths related to coronavirus and spread the right things among community.

The time requires you to be a responsible citizen and report if you encounter any case of coronavirus. Do not hide if you are showing any symptoms of coronavirus and immediately seek help from the doctors. Oxygen Treatment Hoods help for respiratory treatment.