What You Must Know About Coronavirus
Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact of 6 feets with people who are unwell or who you are not sure if positive or Negative.
How It Spread
Coronavirus disease spreads primary through contact with an infected person when they sneeze or cough. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their face, eyes, nose or mouth.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of the virus include:
- Difficulty Breathing
More rarely, the disease may be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to be severely ill.
Prevention: DO THE FIVE
- HANDS: Wash Them Often
- ELBOW: Cough into it
- FACE: Do not touch it
- SPACE: Keep a safe distance
- HOME: Stay indoors.
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (CONVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe. If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered.
You can relieve your symptoms if you:
- Rest and sleep
- Keep warm
- Drink plenty of liquids
- Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider or better still make contact with Nigeria Centre for Disease control and also tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.