New Covid 19 Updates
What are the symptoms?
The new corona virus causes a respiratory disease. It starts with a fever and then develops into a dry cough. After a week, breathing difficulties occur and some patients may have to be hospitalized.
Just because you have these symptoms doesn’t mean you’re infected with the coronavirus. These symptoms are similar to those of other common viral infections such as flu and colds.
How is Covid-19 spread?
The corona virus spreads from one person to another through direct contact with droplets of saliva or phlegm released during coughing and sneezing. Also, when people talk, cough, and sneeze, the droplets of saliva that are left in the air can be smeared on other particles and then spread through them. Maybe these are dust particles.
Also, droplets of saliva or phlegm from an infected person may be smeared on a surface, and the virus there remains active for several days. These particles stick to surfaces, rub on our hands, and then enter our bodies through our noses, mouths, and eyes. That’s why they tell you to wash your hands often, and don’t touch your mouth, nose and eyes. Mouth masks prevent these particles from going directly into the nose and mouth.
It has now been experimentally proven that the virus can survive on surfaces such as banknotes, mobile phone screens, glass, plastic, stainless steel for up to 28 days and then cause disease.
On smooth, (non-porous), surfaces it lasts that long, but on porous surfaces like fabric it says no more than 14 days. Also, the latest information published in the Virology Journal states that the duration of its survival in a cold environment is longer than in a dry hot environment.
How long does it take for symptoms to appear?
The World Health Organization says that it takes 14 days from the time the virus is infected to show symptoms. However, some researchers say it can take up to 24 days for symptoms to appear.
How to prevent the virus from spreading?
- Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and this must be done after hanging out in a public place.
- Another substitute solution (hand gel) can also be used to clean the hands.
- Cover the mouth and nose with a handkerchief or tissue paper when coughing and sneezing.
- Tissue paper should be disposed of systematically after use.
- In the absence of tissue paper, cover the face with the upper part of the hand folded into the elbow and cough or sneeze.
- Do not touch the face with unwashed hands.
- Avoid getting close to infected people and avoid loitering in public places.
- Meat and eggs should be eaten thoroughly cooked.
- Stay away from wild animals as well as sick animals if working in farms.
- Meat of dead animals should not be consumed.