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What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread.

 

Firstly what is Coronavirus?

  • Coronavirus are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndromes (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiration Syndrome (SARS).
  • A Novel, or new, coronavirus is called nCov.
  • The current new coronavirus is called 2019-nCov

Symptoms or Sign of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

These are the Symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

  • The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, cough, shorness of breath, and breathing dificulties.
  • In more severe cases infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiration syndrome, and even death. The period within which the symtoms would appear is 2-14 days

How to prevent your from contacting Covid-19

1. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, Sleeve, Face mask or a flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing

What You Should Do to Prevent Coronavirus

2. Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

3. Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

4. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

5. Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Please Follow the guidance outlined above and Stay Safe.

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