What are coronaviruses?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that predominantly infect animals, but in some cases can be transferred to people. Usually, infections caused by coronaviruses continue in a mild form, without causing severe signs. Nevertheless, there are severe forms, such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars).
Symptoms of coronavirus
Cough and sore throat
Symptoms are mostly similar to many respiratory diseases, often mimic the common cold, and maybe like the flu.
If you have similar symptoms, consider the following:
Have you been in contact with someone who has been visiting high-risk areas (China and surrounding regions) in the past two weeks?
If the answer to these questions is positive, the symptoms should be treated as carefully as possible.
How is coronavirus transmitted?
Like other respiratory viruses, coronavirus spreads through the droplets that form when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Besides, it can spread when someone touches any contaminated surface, such as a door handle.
Initially, the outbreak came from animals.
How to protect yourself from coronavirus infection?
Please keep your hands clean, wash them often with soap and water, or use a disinfectant.
You can carry a hand sanitizer so that you can keep clean your hands in anywhere.
Always wash your hands before eating.
Specially careful in crowded places, airports, and public transportation systems. As much as possible, touch the surfaces and objects located in such places and do not touch the face.
Carry tissue paper with you and always cover your nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing.
At work, regularly clean surfaces and devices that you touch (computer keyboard, general office equipment panels, smartphone screen, remotes, door handles, and handrails).
How to wear a medical mask?
Kindly cover the mouth and nose with the mask.
Do not touch the mask during use. After touching a used mask, for example, please wash your hands to remove it.
After the mask becomes wet or dirty, put on a new clean, and dry mask.
Do not reuse disposable masks.