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How can we avoid getting infected from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus (CoV) is a type of large family virus that causes illness from the common cold to more life-threatening and serious illnesses, such as MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) -CoV and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) -CoV.

nCov, i.e., novel coronavirus, a recently discovered strain of a virus that was not previously known to humans. This virus is transmitted between animals and humans, therefore, it is a zoonotic virus.

How does the Coronavirus infection occur?

Transmission of Coronavirus to humans may occur when one comes in direct contact with infected people or animals. Coronavirus is also transmitted through coughing, sneezing. This infection can easily affect and spread in people who will come in direct contact with contaminated bodies.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

How does Coronavirus spread?

1- Person-to-person spread :

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory drops that form when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people who are nearby or possibly be inserted into the lungs by inhaling and the body can affect by a coronavirus.

2- Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects :

It may be possible that a person can get infected by COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. But this is not considered the main way the virus spreads.

How can we avoid getting infected-

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep your hands and fingers away from your face, eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wear a facemask whenever you are stepping out. Make sure to have your facemask on while entering/ visiting a doctor’s clinic to avoid catching an infection from those who might be infected, don’t wear the mask for more than 1 day.
  • Use a tissue to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and immediately throw the tissue in the bin and wash your hands.In the absence of disposable tissues, you may cough/sneeze into your folded elbow.
  • Avoid the handshakes and hugs. Most hygienic form of greeting is Namaste!
  • If soap and water are not available then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid sharing utensils, glass, bedding and other household items from those who has infected with flu-like symptoms.
  • Avoid sharing utensils, glass, bedding and other household items from those who has infected with flu-like symptoms.
  • Continuously sanitize frequently touching objects and surfaces.

There are currently no specific vaccines or antiviral drugs for the treatment of human coronaviruses. You need to see a doctor if their cold and cough lasts more than 4-5 days.

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