COVID 19 Prevention

Overview

Coronaviruses are a set of viruses that cause gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) as a new form of coronavirus in early 2020, following a December 2019 outbreak in China. This outbreak quickly spread around the world. In February 2020, WHO named this novel coronavirus as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19).

People suffering from COVID 19 typically present with a wide range of clinical presentations. Some of the people suffering from COVID 19 are completely asymptomatic i.e., show no symptoms at all. Those who develop symptoms may experience mild to moderate, self-limiting illness with symptoms similar to the common cold.

How does the coronavirus spread?

Health experts are focusing to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, which has been reported all around the world. Understanding how coronavirus is transmitted helps you to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid getting infected with COVID 19. Here are some common modes of transmission of the coronavirus:

How COVID 19 can be prevented?

Currently, the only way to protect yourself and others from the disease is to follow some of the precautionary measures, such as:

  1. Sanitize your hands before putting on a mask. Also, wash your hands whenever you touch it and after you take it off.
  2. While wearing a mask, make sure that it fully covers your mouth, nose, and chin.
  3. Make sure that the mask fits properly on your face.
  4. Throw the mask in a trash can after you take it off.

There is a variety of masks available such as cloth masks, surgical masks, and respirators. However, the use of a mask alone is inadequate to provide appropriate protection against COVID-19. In healthcare settings, N95 respirators are preferred for protection against COVID 19.

References

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-how-is-it-transmitted

https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-transmission-overview#

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html