Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

Coronavirus What You Need To Know

As the confirmed cases continuously rising, national and local authorities are working their best to give information to people about coronavirus. If you want to add your knowledge about it, here are some details:

  • A Two-Week Incubation Period

One of the many issues that have contributed to the spread of the disease is its 2 weeks incubation period. At that moment, a person might be having the virus, don’t show any symptoms but still, they can spread it to others. This makes it hard for people to know who is carrying the virus and when they must take action to prevent it from catching. This has made an extra sense of concern that the virus can quietly continue to spread. 

  • Health Officials Being Proactive

It is good that health officials globally are being proactive in working to stop and help prevent the spread of the virus. As early as they have identified the symptoms, they broadcasted it right away. The people who are infected were being quarantined at once to prevent it from passing on to others. 

  • Symptoms

People with suspected or confirmed cases of the disease are experiencing mild cold or flu-like symptoms. It occurs in 2 to 4 days after being exposed to the virus. Although the symptoms can vary from one person to another, they typically include coughing, sneezing, fatigue, runny nose, fever, and sore throat. 

  • Hygiene

Healthcare experts say that one of the simplest things people can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands. It should be regularly using soap and water before and after making contact with other people. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. 

  • Treating The Virus

Coronavirus treatment specifically is not yet available but there are common treatments for its symptoms. Taking over-the-counter medications, getting enough rest, drinking lots of water, not smoking, avoiding overexertion, and staying far from smoky areas can help you control the symptoms of coronavirus. 

  • Travel Restrictions

A place with numerous cases of the disease has certain travel restrictions. People are restricted to travel and go abroad. 

  • How The Infections Spreads

Most people who have been ill and killed by the coronavirus have been linked to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China. It appears that the virus spread from animals to humans and led to the outbreak. Healthcare experts now have confirmed that the spread of the virus is now from person to person. 

  • Common In Animals And Rare In Humans 

Coronavirus is commonly found in animals of many species globally and very few of them affect humans. Having coronavirus found in animals evolve and be able to spread from an animal to humans is possible but very rare. 

  • Seek Medical Assistance 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has no specific recommendations about dealing with the coronavirus at this time. They say a person with respiratory symptoms that is related to the symptoms of coronavirus must seek medical assistance right away. Make them aware of your concerns and do not return to school, work, or any group activities until you know that it is not related to the coronavirus