Coronavirus: transmission, symptoms, how to act against the virus?
The world is going through dark times right now because of the coronavirus. Many people have many questions about how to act with this virus in this time of global crisis.
What is Covid-19?
Covid-19 disease is a virus that belongs to the large family of coronaviruses. It appeared in China in late 2019. It infects humans and animals. These symptoms can appear as a simple cold as a serious pneumonia-like respiratory infection.
How is it transmitted?
Coronaviruses are of animal origin: one species harbors a virus without being sick and transmits it to another species. It can be transmitted from animals to humans, but also from humans to humans.
When a person coughs or sneezes, these droplets of saliva can contaminate others. That is why we must respect the rules of containment.
There is also an environmental transmission. If your hands touch infected surfaces, you can spread the disease to others. This is why you should wash your hands well and follow the recommended hygiene rules. You are advised to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands, as these are possible entry points for the virus into your body with dirty hands.
How to act with the virus?
To limit the virus:
1 / wash your hands frequently with soap.
2 / Remember to sneeze or cough in your elbow,
3 / Use disposable tissues
4 / Do not shake hands
5 / Avoid kissing to say hello…
What are the symptoms of this disease?
- All dry
- Respiratory infection
- Lung abnormality
- In more severe cases, the infection can cause “respiratory distress, acute renal failure
Despite these difficulties, take care of yourself, your children and your family. Respect the rules of containment and hygiene to save lives. Now is the time for solidarity and mutual aid. May God protect you and bless you! We extend our condolences to the victims of this disease worldwide.