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AWARENESS ON COVID-19

 

 

Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered SARS-CoV-2 triggering the respiratory tract. It affects the upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (windpipe and lungs). Infections range from mild to deadly.

 

SYMPTOMS

Most common symptoms:
• Fever
• Dry cough
• Tiredness

 

 

Less common symptoms:
•Aches and pains
•Sore throat
•Diarrhea
•Headache
•Loss of smell and taste
•A rash on the skin, or discoloration of finger and toes.

 

Serious symptoms:

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
• Chest pain or pressure.
• Loss of speech and movement.

 

Spread of Coronavirus
It is a communicable disease. It is spread through respiratory droplets including saliva, coughs, and sneezes. People in close contact(less than 1-2 meters) can catch the virus. It enters through the mouth, nose, or eyes. If we touch the contaminated object then touch our face, we can be infected.

 

Preventions

• Clean your hands for 20seconds. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
• Maintain at least a 1- meter distance from everyone.
• Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
• Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
• Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
• Stay home.

 

 

By – AAMNA AKHMAD