The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new strain of the Koran virus a pandemic that means the virus will spread around the world.
So far, the Koranic novel is said to be an epidemic in many of the Indian states such as Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Given the situation, it is essential that we keep ourselves well informed and informed about the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).
What is a virus?
A virus is a tiny organism that can infect a variety of living organisms, including bacteria. Viruses behave like living organisms only when they infect a host body. Outside the host body, viruses cannot grow, respond, or multiply. It can only reproduce in live hosts. When a virus infects a host body, thousands of copies of the original virus are produced at a tremendous rate. Therefore, the viral infection spreads very quickly.
In December 2019, the outbreak of the disease began in Wuhan, China caused by a new strain of the virus called the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 is known as Quranic disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Coronaviruses are the group of virus families that were first identified in 1960. Coronaviruses cause respiratory diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). They belong to the family of zoonotic viruses which means that animals are the source of these viruses. The new coronavirus that is to blame for the recent outbreak is called SARS-CoV-2.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
A person infected with SARS-CoV-2 begins to show symptoms between 2 and 14 days after infection.
COVID-19 is characterized by symptoms such as,
- Dry cough
- Mild to high fever
- Difficulty breathing
The severity of the symptoms varies from person to person and as the infection spreads throughout the body. For most people, the symptoms start as mild and then get worse over a period of time.
The Koran virus epidemic has shown that the virus is transmitted very quickly through various ways.
Coronavirus transmission is carried out by various means such as,
- close personal contacts, such as handshake or any kind of physical touch
- the air that carries breathing droplets released by the infected person while sneezing or coughing
- touching virus-infected objects (recent studies show that Covid19 virus can remain on certain surfaces such as plastic for up to 3 days.)
Should pregnant women worry about Coronavirus?
According to experts, pregnant women are just as likely or slightly more likely (due to the many changes that occur in the body during pregnancy) than the general public to develop symptoms if they become infected with the coronavirus.
Based on previous studies related to other coronavirus infection, such as SARS, pregnant women may be at increased risk for certain complications, such as preterm birth, but it should be noted that infection may not be the immediate cause of complication.
Can Does Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) pass through breast milk?
As of now, there are no reports of the virus in breast milk. But as the virus spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets, the nursing mother must take special care of personal hygiene.
If the mother is infected, she should consider wearing a COVID-19 mask as a precaution and washing her hands thoroughly before breastfeeding. Alternatively, he / she can express / pump milk and bottle feed the child with the help of another healthy person to avoid direct physical contact with the child. You need to be very careful even when pumping milk so that the infection does not spread. Breast pump and equipment
How are children affected by Covid 19?
According to available reports from various sources, healthcare professionals say that children for some unknown reason have an advantage over adults when it comes to COVID-19. The number of sick children is smaller and they also show mild symptoms compared to adults.
In addition to the typical symptoms of Coronavirus, such as fever, runny nose, and cough, some children have also experienced vomiting and diarrhea as symptoms.
Do children always have to wear masks?
Getting kids to wear masks is no easy task. If your child is healthy and does not approach sick patients or does not enter crowded places, they do not need to wear a face mask. Practice personal hygiene and make sure you wash your hands regularly and your nails are cut properly.
Also, remind children not to touch their faces with their hands and teach them proper etiquette while coughing or sneezing.
How to keep children away from panic?
As the government declared emergency closures of schools, shopping malls and theaters as a precautionary measure, children have high suspicions about the coronavirus. Parents need to convey the necessary information and resolve their questions about the infection so that they do not panic. Parents should guide children in maintaining hygiene and take precautionary measures.
Do not create a depressing negative environment at home. This is a good time to teach your children to stay calm and act wisely during crises.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare of India has released an information comic about the Koran virus to spread awareness among children. The link is given below:
Precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19
In order for the government’s efforts to be fruitful, we must follow the instructions provided by doctors and the health department such as,
- Avoid close contact with the person who sneezes or coughs.
- Get medical help right away if you have a cough, cold or fever.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve by bending your elbow when sneezing or coughing.
- Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
– Stay home if you have a high temperature and cough.
- Wear the mask according to your doctor’s advice if you have an infection.
- Avoid social gatherings especially indoors.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap or alcohol-based disinfectants.
- Disinfect items you touch frequently in your home.
- Cook meat / eggs properly before eating.
- Practice your hygiene.
- Avoid using public transport
What can one expect if one is positive and isolated with COVID19?
If the individual is identified as SARS-CoV-2 positive, the individual should be isolated. In addition to the isolated patient, those who come in contact with the patient are quarantined.
Isolation or quarantine is a precautionary step taken by health authorities to prevent the virus from spreading further. Isolation can be considered as a treatment process in a closed protected environment. This is done to minimize further spread of the virus.
Other citizens or, say, healthy people should appreciate isolated patients instead of looking at them as carriers of the virus.
Are you traveling during COVID19?
If you are pregnant, it is not recommended to travel during this pandemic spread. But if it is unavoidable, please follow the safety precautions.
Travel advice from various countries, including India, changes on a daily basis depending on the daily situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Visit the IATA website and follow the instructions given.
Campaigns launched by various governments to combat COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 infection was first detected in Kerala, India in January 2019. Recently, after the second wave of COVID-19 infection, the Kerala state government launched a massive hand washing campaign called “Break the chain “.
Similarly, the “Protect Yourself and Others” campaign was launched by the NHS (National Health Service) and PHE (Public Health England) to raise awareness of COVID-19. As part of this, the importance of washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water or hand sanitizer, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 appears on social media and other advertising platforms.
Many of India’s state governments have closed schools, theaters, and malls to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus. Not only that, the Indian government itself has taken an appreciative step, as it decided to chant from the rest of the world until April 15 after giving advice.
The sole purpose of these campaigns is to raise awareness and prevent the spread of infection without panic. Therefore, follow NEWS regularly and strictly follow the precautionary measures proposed by the government.
As the coronavirus-SARS-CoV-2 novel is a new strain, scientists are still working on vaccines or drugs. In light of this, prevention is the only best cure for infection. There is no need to panic, as the good news is that SARS-CoV-2 is much less deadly than the previously known coronaviruses. Let us unite to fight infection and prevent the spread of COVID-19. He will soon be able to read, learn something new and relax.