Because of today’s global pandemic, most of us are under a great deal of stress, and therefore it is essential that we briefly clarify what the coronavirus is and what the symptoms are...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease due to a new virus that has not yet been identified in humans. The virus causes respiratory problems, fever, and cough. These are the three main symptoms by which a coronavirus is recognized. If we think that we have become infected, we need to consult our physician and stay at home to prevent the virus from further spreading.
How effective is body temperature measurement to determine who is infected with the new coronavirus?
Measuring body temperature helps to identify people who are sick. That does not mean, however, that they have COVID-19; they may have the flu or other disease that causes them to have a fever. On the other hand, from infection with a new coronavirus to the time when a person gets sick and gets an illness, it takes anywhere from 2 to 14 days.
Can only older people get sick with the new coronavirus?
Anyone can be infected with the new viral disease. Older people and those who already have health problems (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) are more at risk because the condition can be more difficult for them.
Caution is important!
No matter what your age is, caution is advised for everyone. The most important thing here is a thorough and frequent washing of hands and coughing and sneezing into a sleeve.
Are antibiotics useful in preventing and treating this new viral disease?
Antibiotics do not affect viruses. They only affect bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics are not used to combat COVID-19 viral disease.
Can items from infected countries be a problem?
Coronaviruses on objects such as letters and packages cannot survive for long, therefore don’t oppose risk.
Can pets transmit coronavirus?
So far, there is no evidence that pets, such as dogs and cats, have become infected with the new coronavirus.
Are there effective medicines for COVID-19?
Unfortunately, there is no registered drug for a new coronavirus disease.
The treatment is symptomatic – the medication relieves the patient’s problems and replaces the function of the diseased organs. If lungs are severely damaged, oxygen is added, fluid is replaced, and so on.
What should we do?
Care for hygiene must always be taken care of, especially during this time, as this will only prevent further spread of the disease. Avoid closed areas, and if you think you have been infected, tell your doctor. The world and the economy have stalled for a moment, and it will take some time to get everything back to normal. Let’s take this virus as an opportunity to educate ourselves and prevent any new infection from developing. Above all, let’s calm ourselves down from our daily commitments and turn our gaze inward, do something for ourselves, and spend time with our relatives.