Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 pandemic
In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, everyone is trying to safeguard themselves and their communities against the deadly virus. Considering the common questions people ask about the outbreak, AMRI Hospitals has answered them to settle the distress to some extent.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses causing diseases ranging from common cold to severe fatal illness like SARS and MERS. The virus is named Corona because of the crown-shaped with protrusions around.
How does coronavirus spread? Can it be through food?
Coronavirus spreads mainly through droplets like sprays from sneezing and coughing in the air. This virus is easily traceable on contaminated surfaces, and infects the person coming in contact with the surface. As per the US FDA, there is presently no witness that Coronavirus transmission occurs through food.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus and could it lead to death?
Most common symptoms include respiratory distress, high fever, and dry cough. A number of cases have been observed in which the infection causes pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even kidney failure,People suffering from diabetes and hypertension, disease that sognificnatlly affect the body’s immunity system, have been seen to be particularly susceptible.
Can coronaviruses be transmitted from person to person?
Yes, Coronavirus can be transmitted from one person to another, usually because of close contact with an infected patient. Social distancing by maintaining a gap of around 6 feet, is a must to ensure such transmissions do not happen.
Is there a vaccine for coronavirus?
The current Coronavirus strain, COVID-19, is a new disease hence there is no vaccine developed till now. It can take around 18 to 24 months for a vaccine to be developed.
Is there treatment for Coronavirus?
There is no specific treatment for the anyone infected with COVID-19 but various symptoms can be treated, based completely on the patient’s health condition. Additionally, supportive care for patients can be highly effective.
Can anybody be re-infected by this virus?
Yes, various hospitals have witnessed and treated Coronavirus patients, who have faced relapse of the infection But most such cases have been recorded in countries like China, the US and Italy.
Are healthcare workers at a higher risk of contracting Coronavirus?
Yes, they are more prone since they are in direct and close contact wity patients who are COBID-19 positive. This is why it is important for them to wear proper protective gear.
What health experts at AMRI Hospitals recommend?
The most effective way to prevent yourself from this deadly virus is to stay at home, wear a mask whenever stepping out and at all times maintain social distancing.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 can also spread from people who are asymptomatic and show no symptoms on the surface. This make it important to maintain proper social distancing, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, cover your faces while going out of home, and disinfect commonly-touched surfaces like door knobs, car doors, etc.
Stay home! Stay safe!