Coronaviruses are a group of viruses responsible for causing diseases related to the respiratory system in human beings. The newly found member of this family of viruses causes covid19.
The most common symptoms- fever, dry cough, tiredness.
Other symptoms- aches, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, diarrhoea.
People who develop a serious illness face difficulty in breathing whereas some people may not develop any symptom at all.
Covid19 spreads through:
-Droplets from the nose or mouth of an infected person;
-Touching the objects touched by an infected person;
-Close contact with an infected person.
It can range from 1-14 days which is why a quarantine of at least 14 days is recommended after reporting a recent travel history.
No. Anyone with a weak immune system or with an underlying disease like high blood pressure, heart disease etc. can become seriously ill with worsened respiratory function. Also, covid19 does not target any specific age group. People of any group can contract the infection.
No. Almost 80% of the patients suffering from covid19 are likely to recover without feeling the requirement to seek a special care through an advanced level of management and treatment.
Social distancing aims at maintaining a physical distance with everyone to prevent the transmission of a communicable disease like covid19.
It is beneficial to control the spread by avoiding contact with people infected with coronavirus disease. A practice as simple as this, has the potential to save lives!
No. The scientists and researchers have yet not finished their trials to prove the effectiveness of any drug to prevent covid19. No need to hoard anti malarial drugs or antibiotics!
Masks, in case of covid19, are helpful only if you are infected, taking care of a covid19 patient or are likely to come in contact with any patient. So stop purchasing masks if not absolutely required!
Washing hands with sanitizers with at least 60 percent alcohol content or soap and water, kills germs, and is therefore, recommended to stay healthy.
The spread of coronavirus disease takes place through droplets from infected people and direct contact. The droplets can not stay in the air for a long duration because of the heaviness, so coronavirus disease does not qualify as an air borne infection. But coming in contact with an infected person within the distance of 1 metre can lead to the infection through breathing.
In order to slow down the spread of coronavirus disease, it is important to stay indoors as much as possible to break the existing chains and prevent the further transmission of the infection since covid19 spreads through direct contact.
Till date, there is no evidence to prove that animals can transmit coronavirus disease. The transmission is from one person to another. But in an attempt to ensure healthy and hygienic practices, it is recommended to keep the pets clean and not bring them in contact with the people infected with covid19.
No. This is a plain assumption giving rise to myths. There is no evidence to prove that coronavirus is not able to thrive or cause covid19 in the places with high temperatures.