Coronavirus is an illness that started in Wuhan, China. It widely believed among medical experts to come from animal. The first set of infected people either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in China.
CheckfingFact.com aim is to provide people with facts. As a part of providing fact, we are listing here the symptoms of coronavirus. The symptoms ranges from mild to severe symptoms.
Symtoms of coronavirus
The symptoms in the early point of infection can be similar to symptoms of cold or flu. Some of the symptoms are severe. Generally the symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Exacerbated asthma
- Organ failure in severe cases.
Please note that symptoms varies from person to person.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you suspect that you have symptoms and possibly have the virus there are things that you can do:
Do not panic
Coronavirus is not a death sentence. Majority of the cases are mild. So many people have completely recovered from it. Only very few percent have died. The WHO and other health organisations are working hard to come up with a cure
Contact your doctor
You should contact your doctor immediately and explain your symptoms, where you have been and why you think you may have the virus.
Avoid contact with people. Avoid going outside except to get treatment. Avoid public places like School, Church, parties, stadium and others.
Speretate yourself from family and pet
Try to stay away from people who live with you. Also stay away from your pet.
Wear Face mask
Make sure you wear face mask when you are around people or at the hospital
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water are the best option if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.From CDC
Avoid sharing household items
Ensure you are not sharing house hold items. Which ever item you use should be cleaned.