How to keep yourself safe from New Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus?

A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been ever recognized in people. It is even capable of killing humans and animals.

Coronaviruses (COVID-19) are an enormous group of viruses that cause sickness going from the common cold to progressively serious ailments, for example, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus is zoonotic, which means they are transmitted among animals and humans. Definite investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to people and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to people. Many known coronaviruses are coursing in animals that have not yet tainted people.

Common indications of infection include respiratory problems, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing troubles. In more extreme cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Coronavirus is originated from Wuhan, China. There are many theories related to its origin but real one yet unknown.

Source: National Health Commission | CHINA DAILY | World Health Organization

Prevention To Coronavirus

  1. Wear mask outdoor

Wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to protect you from getting infected by Coronavirus. Make sure to wear it properly by tightening up the nose clip and pulling the bottom of it over your chin so that your nose and mouth are both covered.

If you’re not feeling well or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough and trouble breathing, a mask is also needed to prevent you from spreading viruses to others.

The surgical mask used by medical workers is not recommended for common people as they may lead to oxygen-deficient if worn for long periods.

  1. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve, but avoid covering with your hands directly.

  1. Wash your hands frequently and properly

Wash your hands with soap and running water thoroughly for at least 15 seconds

  • Before eating and after using the toilet
  • After returning home
  • After touching trash or garbage ·
  • After contacting with animals or handling animal wastes
  1. Strength your immune system and exercise regularly
  • Exercise regularly is one of the most important ways to help you stay away from catching any infections.
  • Make sure that shared spaces have good airflow and avoid going to crowded places such as hospitals, railway stations, and airports. Wear a mask if transport or movement is necessary.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if you have symptoms of fever and respiratory infection.
  • Avoid close contact with people who have flu or cold-like symptoms.
  • Eat thoroughly cooked meat and eggs. Avoid contact with wild animals, or farmed livestock without any protection.
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