Decoding Coronavirus and Its Symptoms
It has become one of the most alarming health concerns the world over, with several countries reporting deaths or fresh cases of Coronavirus. It has spread rapidly especially due to tourists visiting several countries where the infection has been reported, and infecting others in turn. This article discusses this viral disease in detail.
What Is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus (CoV) is an umbrella term for a range of illnesses associated with the respiratory tract. In the year 2019, the n-CoV, i.e. the Novel Coronavirus strain was detected among humans for the first time in Wuhan, China. It has spread rapidly among the human population. There were over 1,00,000 cases identified globally by the beginning of March 2020.
The most common coronavirus symptoms in humans are all respiratory system-related. The first symptoms are slight breathlessness, breathing difficulty, cough, fever and a runny nose. When it progresses, the Coronavirus disease shows symptoms like pneumonia, SARS-CoV, shut down of the kidneys and eventually, death.
How It Is Transmitted
- CoV is transmitted from human to human, but not from animal to human.
- The most common form of transmission of the Coronavirus disease is via an infected person sneezing or coughing into the atmosphere without covering their faces or using tissue paper.
- This viral disease can also be transmitted by shaking the hand of an infected person, or by touching the tissue used by an infected person, or inadvertently touching surfaces of contamination like elevator buttons, phone keys, staircase bannisters, etc.
What to Do If You Suspect a CoV Infection for Yourself or Others
Currently, several countries around the world are screening people for the Coronavirus infection on their arrival at the airport
These are some actions to take when you suspect a Coronavirus infection in yourself or anyone else:
- If you suffer from any of the symptoms listed above, get yourself checked by an empanelled doctor to rule out the Coronavirus disease. If you are infected, you will be quarantined at a Government-appointed hospital. The same applies to a family member or friend.
- If you suspect that there is a person showing Coronavirus signs and symptoms in your office, residential building, health club or other space and (s)he has not taken any precautions against the same, you can practice social isolation from them to prevent contracting the virus.
- Do not travel to countries where infectious cases have been detected.
- Meanwhile, follow all basic hygiene precautions and urge your family members also to do the same.
- Wash your hands as often as you can, using an antibacterial soap like Hamam.
- Cook your food thoroughly when you eat it, especially meat and eggs. Avoid eating raw food for a few days.
- Always cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and cough.
- Dispose of used tissues responsibly.
- Stay away from crowded areas or places of congregation.
We hope you remain safe from the Coronavirus and incorporate the goodness of infection-preventing neem in your life, with Hamam.