How does COVID-19 spread? The new coronavirus seems to spread from one person to another among those in close contact. It’s spread by respiratory droplets when someone infected with the virus coughs or sneezes. It is unclear exactly how contagious the virus is. What’re the signs of COVID-19? COVID-19 symptoms might be very mild to severe and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Many people have no symptoms. Symptoms can appear two to 2 weeks after exposure.
Can COVID-19 be prevented or treated?
A vaccine is available for the coronavirus disease in 2019. No anti-inflammatory medication is recommended to take care of COVID-19. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms. What can I do to avoid becoming ill? WHO and CDC recommend the following precautions for preventing COVID-19: Avoid events and mass gatherings. Avoid close contact with anyone who’s ill or has symptoms. Keep a distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community whether you have a higher risk of illness. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow along with even a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze. Discard the used tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean. Clean and disinfect surfaces you touch on a daily basis.
WHO recommends these steps: Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat or animal organs. In case you are visiting live markets in areas that have had new cases of coronavirus, avoid contact with live animals and the surfaces they could have touched. In case you have a chronic health condition and can have a higher risk of severe illness, check with your physician about other ways to defend yourself.
What should not I do to safeguard against COVID-19?
CDC doesn’t recommend that healthful people wear a face mask to defend themselves from respiratory disorders, such as COVID-19. Only wear a mask if a healthcare provider tells you to do so.
Can I travel?
If you are planning to travel, check the CDC and WHO web sites for updates and advice. Besides look for some health advisories which can be in place in which you plan to travel.
What can I do if I’m or could be ill with COVID-19?
Follow the typical precautions to avoid respiratory disorders and COVID-19, like washing your hands, covering your cough, cleaning touched surfaces and preventing sharing personal things with others. In case you’ve symptoms or you have was exposed to the virus which leads to COVID-19: Contact your physician right away if you own COVID-19 symptoms and you have was exposed to the virus. Tell your physician if you have lately traveled to or lived with ongoing community spread of COVID-19 as determined by WHO and CDC. Tell your physician if you have had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.