Last Updated on 22.07.2020 12:09 pm by IMB
COVID 19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by severe,
- common symptoms-
feverdry coughtirednessLess common symptoms:aches and painssore throatdiarrhoeaconjunctivitisheadacheloss of taste or smella rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toesSerious symptoms:difficulty breathing or shortness of breathchest pain or pressureloss of speech or movementSeek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.
To date, there are no specific vaccines or medicines for COVID 19. Treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. World Health Organization
To prevent the spread of COVID 19Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.Stay home if you feel unwell.If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.Follow the directions of your local health authority.Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others.