About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses, which can infect both animals and humans. Coronaviruses affecting? People are known to cause respiratory infections, from common colds to more serious diseases. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes COVID-19 infectious disease.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus. This virus was unknown until the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue and dry cough. Some patients may suffer from pain, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea, as we see is very similar to a simple flu. These symptoms are usually mild and start gradually. Some people become infected, but they do not develop any symptoms and feel good. Most people about 80% were treated without special treatment. About 1 in 6 people with COVID-19 gets seriously ill and has difficulty breathing. Older people, as well as those with medical problems, such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop a more serious disease. About 2% of the sick people died. People with fever, cough and shortness of breath should seek medical help.
How to protect myself?
Wash your hands often with an alcohol solution or soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with an alcohol or soap solution will kill the virus if it is in your hands.
Maintain social distance - maintain at least 1 meter distance between yourself and other people, especially those who cough, sneeze and have a fever.
Why? When the person infected with a respiratory disease, such as COVID-19, coughs or sneezes, they it removes small drops that contain the virus.
Don't touch your mouth, nose and eyes with your hand.
Why? The hands touch many surfaces that can be infected with viruses. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus to you.
Stay home if you feel bad. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of the local health authorities.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information on the situation in your area. This will protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.