Basic information that every mommy should know about coronavirus:

Updated: 3 days ago

With all what the universe is going through today, we began to realize that not every enemy is killed with a weapon. Today we are facing the Coronavirus, which is killing thousands of people without a drop of blood.all we have to do to eliminate it, is to be more aware and act responsibly, to end this crisis, below I wrote the must basic information that every body must know about the covid19 "corona virus" to be safe.

All information in this post It is originally provides by the world Health Organization about the Corona virus, from prevention to treatment.

What is Corona Virus?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Method to prevent and slow the spread of the disease:

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

Symptoms of the coronavirus disease:

According to the WHO, signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, multiple organ failure and even death. Current estimates of the incubation period - the time between infection and the onset of symptoms - range from one to 14 days. Most infected people show symptoms within five to six days. However, infected patients can also be asymptomatic, meaning they do not display any symptoms despite having the virus in their systems.

When to see a doctor:

Contact your doctor or clinic right away if you have COVID-19 symptoms, you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or you live in or have traveled from an area with ongoing community spread of COVID-19 as determined by CDC and WHO. Call your doctor ahead to tell him or her about your symptoms and recent travels and possible exposure before you go to your appointment. Anyone with respiratory symptoms who hasn't been in an area with ongoing community spread can contact his or her doctor or clinic for further recommendations and guidance. Let your doctor know if you have other chronic medical conditions. As the pandemic progresses, it's important to make sure health care is available for those in greatest need.

Who's at high risk from coronavirus: Coronavirus can make anyone seriously ill, but there are some people who are at a higher risk. For example, you may be at high risk from coronavirus if you: have had an organ transplant are having certain types of cancer treatment have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections are taking medicine that weakens your immune system are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

How to protect yourself if you're at high risk: If you're at high risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, there are extra things you should do to avoid catching it. These include: Try to not leaving your home – you should not go out to do shopping, pick up medicine or exercise stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people in your home as much as possible Ask friends, family or neighbours to pick up shopping and medicines for you. They should leave them outside your door.

Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading: Follow the guidance outlined above. Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover. Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses. If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Last updated globally:

March 26, 2020, 20:35 GMT:

Coronavirus Cases Graphs - 517,646

Coronavirus Death Graphs - 23,587

Coronavirus Recovery Graphs- 122,629

The power of hand Wasing to prevent coronavirus:

Why you must keep your hands clean :

In the final analysis, it’s the hands. The hands are the connecting piece,” says Elizabeth Scott, PhD. Scott co-directs the Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community at Simmons University in Boston. “You can’t necessarily control what you touch. You can’t control who else touched it. But you can look after your own hands,” she says. Hand-washing -- with soap and water -- is a far more powerful weapon against germs than many of us realize. Scott says it works on two fronts: “The first thing that’s happening is that you’re physically removing things from your hands. At the same time, for certain agents, the soap will actually be busting open that agent, breaking it apart.”

So now you know what you can do to keep your self and your family safe, and also how to support in stopping coronavirus from sapration.

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             By Afraa Fartak