It is the deadly disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It was first discoverd in 2019 as ’viral pneumonis’ in Wuhan, China. Among those who develop symptoms, some become seriously ill and require oxygen where some become seriously ill and need intensive care.
Complications leading to death may include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock, thromboembolism and multiorgan failure including injury of the heart, liver and kidneys.
People aged 60 years and over, and those with underlying medical problmes like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, obesity or cancer are at higher risk of developing serious illnesses. However, anyonr can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.Read more about
Last updated: April 08, 2020, 01:43 GMT
It is a low-grade fever that gradually increases in temperature but know it's not a fever until temperature reaches at least 39°C.
Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness and an overall lack of energy. A person infected with Coronavirus may feel drained, weak, or sluggish.
It should be a persistent, dry cough that you feel in your chest and leaves you short of breath.
To date, headache has been reported as both early and late in the infection phase, with a later headache possibly being associated with worsening illness.
Wash your hands frequently and regularly with an alcohol based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Use alcohol based hand sanitizer or soap when you wash your hands. Keep wash yor hands at least 20 minute during handwash.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Please maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Wear sergical mask and avoid touching face. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses once contaminated.
Stay home, stay safe. if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue.
If you develop fever, cold, cough or have difficulty breathing, visit a doctor and declare it. Don't hide your symptoms.
If you are think you are suffering with this above symptoms. Please call a doctor as soon as posible for your medical advice.
Apply soap and ruv your hands together
Use one hand to rub the back of the other hand and vice versa
Rub your hands together and clean between your fingers
Rub the back of your fingers against your palms
Rub your thumb using your other hand and vice versa
Rub your tips of your fingers on the palm of your other hand and vice versa
To test COVID we need a sample. This is done with a swab that goes in a person's nose and throat, and then placed on fluid.
Within the sample, scientists combine small amount with lysis buffer, a chemical which breaks open the person's virus-infected cells.
The viral material inside the colected in then amplified, inside a RT-PCR machine. The machine makes copies of the genatic material to determine the presence of the virus.
The machine records spikes on a data graph tracking positive results. Negative results will not show spikes on the graph.
At present, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is the most dominant way that global healthcare systems are testing citizens for Covid-19. The COVID-19 RT-PCR test (real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) is a test for qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens (such as nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, sputum, lower respiratory tract aspirates, Broncho-alveolar lavage, and nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate) collected from individuals suspected of COVID-19 ,as well as upper respiratory specimens ( such as nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, nasal swabs, or mid-turbinate swabs) collected from any individual, including for testing of individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection.
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