COVID-19 Disease: What Is Coronavirus? How Can I Protect Myself?
What is A Novel Coronavirus?
Novel coronaviruses (COVID-19) was detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. Coronaviruses are a brand new that has not been previously detected in human boday.
Novel coronavirus is a larger family of viruses which is stat causes with illness starting from the common cold to severe diseases MERS & SARS.
According to the WHO, coronaviruses are a family of viruses which is started with causing illnesses ranging from the common cold and then more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
What are the symptoms?
As per the WHO, signs of infection include:
- Shortness of Breath
- And Breathing Difficulties.
How Can I Protect Myself?
- Wash your hands frequently
- Maintain social distancing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Wear a facemask if you are sick
- Stay home
- Follow local public health guidelines
- Boost your immune system
- Try to stay calm
So far, there is no specific medicine/shot discovered to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Medical team working hard to get the vaccine for COVID-19 and found some hope and testing process is ongoing and might require 12-18 month. For now, People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
What is the recovery time for the coronavirus disease?
By completed with investigating available preliminary data and active cases, the started time from onset to clinical recovery for mild cases is approximately took 2 weeks and for those patients with severe or critical disease it took around is 3-6 weeks.
Tips for Traveling During COVID-19 Crisis
It is really advisable to not traveling anywhere at this point, according to the WHO, the CDC, the federal government and state governments. By Avoiding travel, and even travel within the own city — is the best way to stop spreading the coronavirus COVID-19.
In currently situation, peoples are at higher risk for severe disease are older adults and people of any age with serious type of chronic medical conditions (e.g. heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes). CDC is also recommending that the travelers are at higher risk for COVID-19 and avoid all type of travel in the current situation.
The following resources are available to update yourself on the latest information and potential future impacts of coronavirus COVID-19:
World Health Organisation
Click here for rolling updates in relation to the illness
Corona Virus Global Cases
Click here for a live world map outlining current cases
Travel Advisory Information
Click here for the latest DFAT travel advisory information for Australian travellers.