Lately, the occurrence of coronavirus in China has caused global concern. Do you know where it originated? It came from seafood and a meat market in Wuhan, China. This virus is spreading at a fast pace globally now.
To study what it is, let’s dive into detail about Coronavirus.
What is Coronavirus?
A coronavirus is a virus that is found in animals and can be transmitted from animals to humans and further from person to person. According to medical terms, this coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Being a respiratory disease, it is easily transmitted through respiratory droplets.
As this disease spreads from person-to-person contact making it tougher for individuals to cure themselves. Imagine an individual sitting next to you with a SARS-CoV 2 infection. And, suddenly he or she sneeze or cough. In such a case, respiratory droplets that are likely to land on you are deleterious for you. We know it’s a stressful situation, don’t panic as we will surely discuss the ways to prevent yourself in such situations. But, before that let’s acquaint you with the symptoms of this virus so that you stay alarmed and restrict yourself from people who are prone to any of the symptoms.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
COVID -19 symptoms vary from mild to severe. It usually takes 2-14 days after exposure for symptoms to develop. Usually, three basic symptoms comprise of:
- Mild Fever
- Shortness of Breath
Individuals with weak immune systems are prone to develop more serious symptoms such as Bronchitis, and pneumonia.
How it spreads?
With the surge in positive coronavirus, each one of us is inquisitive to know about what leads to its spread. If you too lie in this category, you should know how its transmission typically occurs:
- Someone with the virus sneezes or coughs on you thereby leaving respiratory droplets on your skin or the clothes.
- When you touch someone who has the virus on the skin and then you touch your face that provides virus entry through your mouth, nose or eyes.
- Sadly! There is no vaccine invented that can prevent you from this contagious coronavirus. But the best cure to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus
1. Clean Your Hands More Frequently
In case, you have been to a public place, ensure that you properly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 10 seconds.
If soap and water are not easily available, you must use a hand sanitizer that is formulated with 70 percent of alcohol content. Try to cover your entire hand surface.
Make sure that you avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
2. Distance Yourself
Maintain distance from people who are sick.
Coronavirus positive cases are escalating with each passing day, thereby alarming all of the individuals to stay safe. For that, you must also ensure to make a distance from other people.
3. Practice Good Sneeze and Cough Etiquette
Usually, we all practice these basic etiquettes since our childhood but with the outbreak of this respiratory illness “Coronavirus”, there is a dire need to follow it more stringently.
Always cover your mouth with a tissue whenever you sneeze or cough. Make a habit of dumping your used tissues in the trash. And, soon after that, wash your hands as explained in the above context.
4. Wear a Facemask
It is advised to wear a facemask when you are going to a public place, and especially when you are entering a hospital, healthcare centers, and crowded places.
As it’s rightly said, “Better be safe than sorry”. So, ensure that you wear facemask whenever you leave your home but just in case, you are unable to wear it due to some breathing issues, ensure to do your best whenever you sneeze or cough. Stay safe, stay healthier!
5. Keep Your Surroundings Clean
Make sure to keep your surrounding surface neat and tidy. This make includes table, pen, switches, toilets, keyboards, desk, chair, and especially mobile phones. In case, the surfaces are not tidy, clean them with the use of detergents, soap, and sanitizers to disinfect.
Household disinfectants Products that are EPA Registered are estimated to be effective against COVID-19. So, if you are unsure about your household cleanser, go check your household disinfectants immediately.
Also, make sure to check household disinfectants expire date as expired ones won’t work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
• Dilute the Household Bleach
For formulating a Bleach Solution, one must mix:
• Add 4 tablespoon Bleach in 3. 7 liters of water.
But make sure to avoid mixing the household bleach in ammonia or any other cleanser.
Travel Advice during Coronavirus Outbreak
Are you too juggling with the thought to travel or not? Well! Sometimes the situations are stressful, so we recommend people to avoid close contact with the people who are ill. Maintain at least three feet distance between yourself and the individual who is coughing or sneezing. Apart from these measures, one must always carry a hand sanitizer that too which contains 60 percent alcohol content.
Work on Your Immunity System
Apart from these preventive measures, the best defense against this disease is a strong immune system. Each body can fight off disease when you have a strong immune system, so, therefore, each one should put in effort to get that into shape. For that, you require to go early to bed – take proper sleep, stay hydrated, and intake a proper nutritious diet.
For proper diet add amla, lemon, turmeric, tulsi, and giloy in your diet. Intake of this diet will strengthen your immune system and help you fight off the coronavirus.
”It’s rightly quoted by Desiderius Erasmus, “Prevention is better than cure”, so adhere to all these steps and protect yourself as it will surely help you keep the virus away from the bay.”