What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire around the world. The cases are increasing rapidly every day. The disease was declared by the World Health Organization or (WHO) as a pandemic disease creating a massive number of infected people every day. The clinical name of novel coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2 or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. 

COVID-19 originates from a family of other viruses causing diseases affecting the respiratory system such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Since it鈥檚 a new strain of the virus, it is not familiar to our immune system.

Now, many people will need to help and make particular actions in helping to lessen their transmission. Read the full article and learn more tips on how to stay safe and prevent disease spread. 

How is COVID-19 being transmitted?

Everyone is now making all the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The first thing you need to know is the transmission of the virus. 

So, let’s say that you are sitting next to someone infected with COVID-19 inside public transportation like a bus. The person sneezes or coughs without covering the nose or mouth then they are most likely to transmit the droplets from uncovered mouth or nose. The respiratory droplets that will land on you potentially have the virus.

Another scene is that you meet someone infected, and they touch their eyes, nose, and mouth; the transmission occurs when they make close contact with you like shaking hands. Some of the viruses will pass in your hand. You’re giving an entry route to the virus to get inside your body by accidentally touching your eyes, mouth, and nose without hashing and sanitizing your hands.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms are commonly shown 2-14 days after suspecting you have a contact with a COVID-19 positive patient. Here鈥檚 what you need to watch out:

路       Cough

路       Fever

路       Difficulty or shortness of breath

路       Chills

路       Other symptoms:

路       Sore throat

路       Runny Nose

路       Tiredness

路       Aches

路       Loss of taste and smell

路       Some may develop gastrointestinal symptoms first, such as diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.

Some people may experience no symptoms at all or asymptomatic. The severity of the symptoms may vary from being mild to severe and can even cause death.

Corona Virus and Its Effect on the Population

Almost all countries affected by this virus have implemented a lockdown. However, a lot of people ask this question: Will coronavirus lockdown lead to a baby boom?

Though you might expect that lockdown orders would create a baby boom, scientific evidence and our history mean the opposite. For instance, In the global influenza pandemic of 1918, U.S birthrates dropped significantly by 10% over the nine to 10 months following the peak in deaths.

Prevention Tips to avoid Coronavirus Transmission

Here are some of the ways on how you can avoid COVID-19.

路       Proper handwashing and sanitizing

路       Limit your contact to the outside world

路       Stay healthy

路       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth, and face with unclean hands

路       Stay healthy and get the right amount of exercise

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