What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses it’s a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals and humans, its known to cause respiratory infections from common cold to severe diseases related to respiratory syndromes.

The most recent coronavirus disease is COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of Human Coronavirus?

The most common signs of coronavirus are:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Dry cough

Some people may have aches, nasal congestion, sore throat or diarrhea. Usually these symptoms are mild and begin gradually. Older people, and those with a low immune system, are more likely to develop the illness.

Is the Coronavirus contagious?

Yes, the disease can spread from person to person even with a cought or an exhale.

Why? Well, when someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. Then you can breathe in the droplets.

These droplets can also land on surfaces and, other persons can catch the virus by touching these surfaces and then their eyes, nose or mouth.

What can I do to protect myself?

Stay aware of the latest information available through your national and local public health authority.

You can reduce your chances of being infected by taking simple coronavirus precautions:

  • Maintain at least 1-meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with your hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, the dispose the tissue.
  • if you feel unwell, it’s better to stay at home. If you have fever
How do I prevent the spread of the disease?
  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such a headache, low fever and runny nose, until you recover.

  • Avoid contact with other persons.

  • To prevent the spread of the disease it’s essential for you stay home and to have someone bring you supplies if you feel unwell.

  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing and you want to go to visit a medical facility, call in advance so your health provider can quickly direct you to the right health facility.

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so we need to use them wisely. Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19. If you are not ill or looking after someone who has the virus then you are wasting a mask.

Does a Human Coronavirus Treatment exist?

Not yet. There is not a coronavirus vaccine and no antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19. However, possible drug treatments and vaccines are under investigation.

It’s important to know that most patients recover from the disease, those affected should receive medical care to relieve their symptoms, people with severe symptoms should be hospitalized.

In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek for medical care to reduce the risk of developing a severe infection and don’t forget to share with your heath provider your recent travel history.