The deadly disease of Coronavirus is a top trending talk of all over the world. The virus is highly contagious and is spreading fast and is cited as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). By labeling the spread as a pandemic, WHO was indicating that the virus was now a worldwide phenomenon. There is no coronavirus vaccine till now and have cost too many lives which have sparked widespread fear all over the world.
The most effective way to prevent the spread of the virus is by avoiding its exposure by staying at home. Health professionals say the spread can be controlled if people practice social distancing by avoiding public spaces and generally limiting their movement.
–STAY IN YOUR HOME–
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Recently Artist couple has made an artwork illustrating the power of ‘Social Distancing‘ and has gone viral.
According to WHO basic protective measures against the new coronavirus are.
You should frequently wash hands with soap. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid physical contact when greeting others. The Indian way of greeting Namaste is the best example to greet someone without touching.
Avoid touching our nose and mouth. 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.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Stay home and seek medical attention from local health providers if feeling unwell. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
What is coronavirus
The virus spreads from animals to humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus is linked to seafood and is believed to have originated from a seafood market in Wuhan city of Huawei province, China. Coronavirus belongs to the family of viruses and people are getting sick from it. The virus is also entering many animals including camels, cats, and bats. The WHO has also expressed apprehension that the virus can spread from one person to another.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Where did the virus start spreading
The virus first started spreading from Wuhan city of China and after that patients suffering from it are also found in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. Recently in England, Iran, Italy and now the whole of Europe and the USA are under the grip of this virus.
What are good practices to slow the spread of infections?
1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap. If there is no soap, use a sanitizer.
2. Keep your nose and mouth covered or use a mask to cover your nose and mouth. According to doctors, wearing a mask reduces the risk of infection by several times.
3. Stay away from sick people. Do not use their utensils and do not even touch them. This will keep both the patient and you safe.
4. Symptoms of coronavirus include cough and colds. In such a situation, it is important that when someone is sneezing, make a distance from it and cover your mouth.
5. Keep the flow of fresh air in house enact as fresh air removes the infection at bay. Making sure ventilation systems are working properly.
4. Keep the house clean and also clean the things coming from outside and bring it into the house.