Corona virus symptoms and how can it be prevented
So far more than 46 thousand people have died due to corona virus worldwide. In addition, the cases of infection have also crossed 9 lakh 32 thousand.
More than 1800 cases of corona virus infection have been found in India and 41 people have died so far. To prevent further spread of corona virus, a lockdown of 21 days has been announced across the country.
How can You prevent corona virus from Spreading
To avoid corona virus ie ‘Covid 19’, you wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
When someone infected with the corona virus coughs or sneezes, very fine particles of their spit are spread in the air. These particles contain viruses of the corona virus.
These viral particles can enter your body by way of breath when approaching an infected person.
If you touch a place where these particles have fallen and then touch your eye, nose or mouth with the same hand, then these particles reach your body.
In this case, using tissue while coughing and sneezing, not touching your face without washing your hands and avoiding contact with the infected person are very important to prevent the virus from spreading. According to medical experts, face masks do not provide effective protection.
How deadly are corona virus symptoms?
Compared to the statistics of corona virus infection, the number of people killed is extremely low. Although these figures cannot be relied on completely, if the data is to be believed, the death rate due to infection can be only one to two percent.
Currently, treatment is being done for thousands of infected people in many countries and the death toll may increase. A World Health Organization study based on information gathered about 56,000 infected people suggests that –
- 6% people became seriously ill due to this virus. These included lung failure, septic shock, organ failure and risk of death.
- Severe signs of infection were seen in 14 percent of the people. There were problems in breathing and problems like breathing quickly.
- Minor signs of infection were seen in 80 percent of people, such as fever and cough. Pneumonia due to this was also seen in many.
Older people and those already suffering from respiratory disease (asthma) due to corona virus infection, those facing problems like diabetes and heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill.
Treatment of corona virus is based on helping the patient’s body breathe and increasing the body’s immunity so that the person’s body is able to fight the virus itself.
The work of making corona virus vaccine is still going on.
If you get infected by Covid-19
If you come in contact with an infected person, then you can be advised to stay away from others for a few days.
Public Health England has said that those who think they are infected should avoid going to a doctor, pharmacy or hospital and seek information on the phone or online from the health workers in their area.
Those who have returned to the UK after traveling to other countries have been advised to separate themselves from others for a few days.
Other countries have also taken steps like closing school colleges and canceling public meetings in their own countries to avoid this virus.
The World Health Organization has also released information about ways to take precaution for the people.
Upon seeing signs of infection, the person should contact their local healthcare officer or employee. Those who have come in contact with the corona virus infected person in the past will be investigated.
All patients arriving at the hospital, who have symptoms of flu (colds and breathlessness), will be tested by the Health Service Officer.
You will be asked to wait until the test results are out and keep yourself away from others.
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