Corona Virus | How you can protect yourself from Corona

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Corona Virus | How you can protect yourself from Corona Infection

What is Corona Virus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

Countries affected by Corona-Virus:

 

How does the coronavirus spread?

Spread Via Cough and Sneeze Droplets;

  • The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak is a new illness and scientists are still assessing how it spreads from person to person.

Away from Six feet of an infected person;

  • When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they release droplets of saliva or mucus. These droplets can fall on people in the vicinity and can be either directly inhaled or picked up on the hands then transferred when someone touches their face, causing infection. For flu, some hospital guidelines define exposure as being within six feet of an infected person who sneezes or coughs for 10 minutes or longer.

Spread through droplets landing on surfaces;

  • Viruses can also be spread through droplets landing on surfaces such as seats on buses or trains or desks in school. However, whether this is a main transmission route depends on how long viruses survive on surfaces – this can vary from hours to months.

Tips to protecting from Corona:

Wash your hands;

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water and apply soap. Lather your hands, including the backs, between your fingers, and under your nails and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Rinse.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue;

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the bin and wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue to hand, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.

Face masks give some protection;

  • Face masks offer some protection as they block liquid droplets. However, they do not block smaller aerosol particles that can pass through the material of the mask. The masks also leave the eyes exposed and there is evidence that some viruses can infect a person through the eyes.

Seek early medical help;

  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and share your travel history with healthcare providers.

Avoid direct contact with live animals;

  • If visiting live markets in affected areas avoid direct, unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces that have been in contact with animals.

Another Detail:

More than 75,000 people worldwide, the vast majority of them in China, have been infected by the new coronavirus, which continues to spread to more countries since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.At least 74,576 people have died so far in mainland China, the vast majority in Hubei province, the capital of which – Wuhan – is where the virus first originated. Deaths have also been confirmed in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, France, Iran, Taiwan and South Korea.