Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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What do I need to know about coronavirus?

COVID- 19 easily gets transmitted and is triggering respiratory illness around the globe. The novel coronavirus can show symptoms such as fever, cough, and trouble breathing. Although it is seen that many patients develop asymptomatic or even undergo mild symptoms, few of them suffer more severe cases in particular pneumonia, which is proven to be deadly. It is also found that a lot of individuals around the world developing severe complications are the older groups of people or already have former chronic medical illnesses that can include heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.

How can I help prevent the spread of infection in my family and community?

Everyone has an important role to play in protecting our families and communities from fighting and protecting from coronavirus. Thus keeping our loved ones and everyone else around us safe.

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Social distancing

Stay at home, if possible! The maximum you can do right now to prevent coronavirus is to reduce close contact with others. We plead again: stay indoors if you can.

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Wash hands often

Wash your hands often using warm water and soap for no less than 20 seconds before you eat or prepare food. You must wash your hands while leaving the bathroom. Use hand sanitizer as often as you can.

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Cover your mouth and nose

Cover your sneezes and coughs using your elbow or a tissue. If you dispose of used tissues, do so carefully and wash your hands.

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No touching face

Clean used surfaces very often such as phones, light switches, and door handles with a disinfecting solution frequently. Completely avoid touching your face area.

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Dispose of used tissues

Displace used tissue in a bin which will help limit the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. Also, wash hands immediately.

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Kindly, stay home

Unless it is an absolute requirement, stay home if you can. And, if you have to leave home for basic supplies or medical help, just stay 6 ft away because humans can spread this virus even without any signs of symptoms

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In response to control the global pandemic and to help protect our families and communities, We are providing opportunities to schedule a virtual care visit with Accessible Doctors.

If you are dealing with anxiousness regarding Covid-19 and all the changes brought by it. Consider turning up to our expert doctors for advice on what to do next or have any other questions.

FAQ: Answers for you about Coronavirus

For extra peace of mind, stay informed about these commonly asked questions below.

The unexceptional symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. While some people easily recover, others may get severe very quickly. People with coronavirus (COVID-19) mostly experience: Fever Flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, and fatigue, nasal congestion Difficulty of breathing Possibility of diarrhea Older people or people suffering from chronic respiratory illness develop serious medical conditions if found infected from coronavirus. People with medical history such as diabetes, decreased immunity, high blood pressure, kidney disease can develop the severe illness at the time of infection.
Hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices like: Clean your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid the consumption of raw or undercooked animal products. A humidifier or steamy shower can also help ease a sore and scratchy throat. Wear masks at all times if visiting places vulnerable to flu such as live markets. Keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals. You treat a coronavirus infection the same way you treat a cold: Get plenty of rest, drink fluids, and take regular flu medicine for a sore throat and fever. But then again don't give aspirin to children or teens younger than 19; use ibuprofen or acetaminophen instead. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness (such as coughing and sneezing) Report flu-like symptoms to doctors, especially if visited the mainland of China.
Transmissibility of the virus between human-to-human has been proven with some affecting humans and those not spreading to other humans. And as there is no vaccine for the new virus till date, you should opt for self-isolation to avoid any potential spreading to others. The most important thing that you can do is to self-quarantine to prevent any close contact in a confined space in your own home or the hospital room if needed.
Understandably, you may feel uncertain about the impact of COVID-19 and its spreading. Presently there are a few different modes of transmission suggested by health officials, grounded on people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19. Sneezing, coughing, and close personal contact like handshaking or touching are a few of the circumstances inviting the transmission of the virus. Other than that, touching one’s own mouth, nose, tongue, and eyes can spread the virus. This novel virus spreads through respiratory droplets from one human to the other.
If you see any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you must connect with your GP or hospital before you reach and state them of your symptoms, account them your travel history and whether you may have been in contact with a probable case of COVID-19. Not every doctor and every medical practice has available resources so, it is highly recommended to stay home in self-isolation and take care of your illness. It is also suggested that everyone at the risk of developing the symptoms of Covid-19 might require complete testing due to the limitation or availability of tests in every region.
Like all viruses, this novel virus cannot be treated by taking an antibiotic. Unfortunately, the drugs and vaccines to treat Covid-19 are still under study and testing phase. These researches are happening throughout the globe so, until then we must take precautionary measures to control and prevent this infectious virus.
All foreign travel is presently expelled with a few exceptions.
Even though the masks can support to protect from spreading disease from infected patients to others, masks are not currently recommended for use by the public if quarantined and are not exposed.

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