How to protect yourself from the Coronavirus?



The Coronavirus continues to sweep it all over the world, spreading rapidly, has claimed thousands of lives, and cases have been confirmed in more than 120 countries.

What is Coronavirus?

It is the name of a large family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from the common cold to severe illnesses such as SARS, and the new coronavirus “COVID-19” is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans, attacking the respiratory system, causing lung-like pneumonia-like lesions, It first appeared about a month ago and is believed to have passed from bats to humans, in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

One of the best ways to protect against coronavirus infection is to know the symptoms, how to protect yourself, and when to get medical help.?


According to the NHS, the British Public Health Service, and the World Health Organization (WHO), early symptoms of coronavirus infection usually include a new, continuous cough (repeatedly), sore throat, high body temperature, feeling tired, and difficulty breathing.

These symptoms are similar to other respiratory diseases such as Influenza and colds, however, it is said that this new strain likely leads to continuous dry cough and very high fever, as experts note, and warn that the condition can develop and victims can develop severe complications.

These symptoms include pneumonia and swelling of the lungs, which may make it difficult The lungs must transfer oxygen to them The blood ran out, leading to organ failure and death, and acute pneumonia can kill people by causing the lungs to “drown” with the fluid filling their lungs.


How fast are the symptoms?

The virus is transmitted between people by the spray, through coughing, sneezing, touching or shaking hands, and symptoms are believed to appear between two and ten days after infection with the virus. Symptoms rarely appear as sneezing or runny nose.


When should I ask for help?

If you have traveled to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China (or any other highly affected area) in the last 14 days, or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms, or is ill or has been eating, contact the hospital immediately for advice now.

The newspaper said that you should also contact the hospital also if you have traveled to other parts of China including Macau and Hong Kong, as well as Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and you have coughs, high fever, or deficiency in Breathing.


The public health authority in England explained that close contact is defined as being two meters away from someone for 15 minutes or more or living in a room for a long time with an infected person.

The British Public Health Authority is urging people to stay indoors and avoid contacting other people if you are infected with the virus, as you risk spreading it to others.

If you suffer from coughing or high fever, or if you suffer from shortness of breath, do not leave your home without the advice of a doctor.


How can I protect myself and prevent the spread of corona disease?

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The best way to prevent infection with any form of the Coronavirus is good hygiene, according to the CDC.


To reduce the risk of infection from the Coronavirus, you must do the following:

1-  Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.

2-  Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

3-  Avoid close contact with people who suffer from the disease.

4- If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by staying at home when you are sick and avoiding contact with others.

5-  You should also cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, then throw and wash your hands.

6-  It is also important to clean and disinfect things and surfaces that you may have touched.

7– Avoid crowds and crowded places

8- keep distance (at least 1 meter)  from individuals infected with Corona

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