In early 2020, the world was shocked by the spread of a new virus, Corona virus. It is known, the origins of this virus come from Wuhan, China. Found at the end of December at 2019. The virus which has the official name of the Novel 201 Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus that infects humans and attacks the respiratory system. This Virus is called zoonosis, which means it can be transmitted from animals to humans, such as cats, bats, rats and monkeys.

Until now there must have been 16 countries that have been infected with this deadly virus. In addition to China, 15 other countries have been infected Corona viruses are Canada, Australia, France, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Germany, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the United States (data from the People’s Daily, China Per 29 January 2020).
According to the study, the symptoms of Corona virus infection appear within 2 days to 2 weeks after the exposure to Corona viruses. Generally the symptoms of this virus are:
a. Fever
b. Cough
c. Shortness of breath

To date, there has been no vaccine to prevent Corona viruses. Therefore, the best way to prevention corona virus is avoid the factors that can cause this virus to be infected, i.e :
a. Avoid contact with animals, especially wild animals. In case of contact with animals, wash hands immediately.
b. Avoid sick people with tightness or fever symptoms
c. Don’t consume raw food
d. Don’t touch your eyes, mouth, and nose before washing your hands
e. Use masks during activities in public places
f. Shut the mouth and nose with tissues when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash
g. Routine hand wash and maintain environmental hygiene

If you believe you have COVID-19, you should contact your family doctor immediately. Before going to the doctor’s office, call with your concerns. This will allow the office to collect information and offer you guidance on next steps. To diagnose you, your doctor may run tests to rule out other common infections. In some cases, your doctor may suggest you self-isolate to prevent the spread of infection.

 

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