This article tries to explain how we can save ourselves and our family from the devastating virus, which has become a global pandemic in a short time and become a source of sorrow and suffering for human beings in its short life span.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The novel coronavirus is respiratory viruses, due to this, its symptoms are similar to the common cold. These symptoms include sore throat, cough, sneezing, nasal congestion, fever, eye discomfort, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and when it gets worse it can lead to shortness of breath and death.
although COVID 19 symptoms are similar to the common cold that doesn’t mean all kinds of colds are caused by the coronavirus.
You can differentiate a COVID infection from the common cold and other respiratory tract infections by its dry nature of cough, and its progressive nature by initially being asymptomatic and getting worse after the 3rd or 4th day of infection.
The pathogenesis of the coronavirus starts from the inoculation of the virus in the throat, causing pain and discomfort in that area. After this, the virus descends to the lung causes further damage which led to shortness of breath and severe illness.
how can you prevent coronavirus infection?
The virus can live in your hand for 10mins, so it’s important to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands in this window. The other fact is the virus can’t survive a temperature of more than 27°c, so drinking hot drinks like tea, hot lemon or ginger juice, and soups is another way to prevent the infection. Direct sunlight is also the other important mechanism to prevent infection this is done by exposing clothes you wear to sunlight before entering your house. The virus can stay for up to 10 days in a metal surface so avoiding exposure to these surfaces and if exposed washing your hand immediately or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a must. The coronavirus weighs about 450 nanometers, which makes it a large virus. Due to its size, the face mask used to prevent shouldn’t have to be special, and keeping a distance of around 2 meters with others can prevent the diseases. Additionally, since the most important way for viruses transmission is direct contact with infected materials washing your hands frequently with soap or using hand sanitizer is important. It is also important to wear a face to, to reducing contact with people showing symptoms, to avoid contact with living or dead pets, and to avoid eating uncooked food.