Coronavirus Attack Symptoms and Preventive Measures
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses, some of them causing human diseases, and others occur in animals, including camels, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people exposed to infected animals and then spread to humans. Viruses are small particles of genetic material (either DNA or RNA) that are surrounded by a protein coat.
A variety of viral infections can affect people, from the common cold to the flu. A low fever is a symptom of many viral infections. But some viral infections, such as dengue fever, can cause a higher fever. This introductory guide can help prevent this virus from spreading to people at home and in other residential communities.
If you have these problems then seek medical attention immediately.
- fever, cough, breathing problems
- if you have travelled to an area in China where coronavirus has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has travelled from China and has respiratory symptoms.
- If you have mild respiratory symptoms and have no history of travelling to or within China, follow respiratory hygiene carefully and stay at home until you have recovered.
Wash Hands Regularly
Wash your hands regularly with soap. alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if your hands are not visibly dirty. in this way, the virus eliminates if it is in your hands.
When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief. after this, Immediately discard the tissue in a closed container and wash your hands with alcohol or water and soap-based hand sanitizer. cough can spread viruses on hands which contaminates the object and people that you touch.
Keep Social Distance
Keep a distance between you and others, especially from those who have a cough, sneeze, and a fever. Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth. Maybe your hands are contaminated with the virus which can transfer the virus to the nose and other body parts.
Hygiene Measures When Visit Markets
As a general precautionary measure, take general hygiene measures when you visit markets for live animals, or markets for animal products.
Wash your hands regularly with soap while drinking water after you have touched animals and animal products. avoid contact with sick animals or animal products in poor condition. Strictly avoid any contact with other animals on the market (eg, stray dogs and cats, rodents, birds, bats).
Practice Food Safely
Do not eat raw or insufficiently heated animal products. Handle raw meat, milk, or animal organs carefully to prevent cross-contamination with raw food, following proper food safety practices. use different chopping boards for raw meat. sick animals and the meat of an animal that has died due to some disease, should not be eaten.
Wear a Mask
Wear a face mask when you are near other people (for example, sharing a room or vehicle) or pets. If you cannot wear a face mask (for example because it causes breathing problems), people living with you should not stay in the same room as you, or wear a face mask when they enter your room.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease. The best way to prevent diseases is not to expose yourself to this disease. daily preventive actions will help you to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
How long are Viral Infections Contagious?
Infection refers to the ability of a virus to be transmitted from one person (or host) to another. Viral infections are contagious for different periods of time, depending on the virus. An incubation period refers to the time between exposure to a virus (or other pathogens) and the onset of symptoms. The infectious period of a virus is not necessarily the same as the incubation period.