Friday, March 20, 2020

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease


Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease



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World Health Organization




About

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.



How it spreads

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.



Symptoms

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.



People may experience:

·         cough

·         fever

·         tiredness

·         difficulty breathing (severe cases)



Prevention


DO THE FIVE

Help stop coronavirus

1

HANDSWash them often

2

ELBOWCough into it

3

FACEDon't touch it

4

SPACEKeep safe distance

5

FEELsick? Stay home



There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).



You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:



Do

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub

Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze

Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell

Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell



Don't

Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean



Treatments



There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.



Self-care

If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:

rest and sleep

keep warm

drink plenty of liquids

use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough

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