Awareness for Coronavirus (Covid -19) management and prevention

What is Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and Covid-19?

Coronavirus (CoV) belongs to a larger family of viruses which can lead to mild fever or even fatal diseases, for example: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERSE-CoV), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Covid-19.

SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus is responsible for the COVID-19 disease, and it is a new species which has not been seen in the human body before. It is an enveloped, positive sense, single strand RNA virus.

Symptoms

  • Symptoms generally appear within 2-14 days
  • In most cases, the first symptom is fever (more than 100 degree Fahrenheit/38 degree Celsius)
  • Dry cough/sore throat may also occur
  • Respiratory issues or pneumonia may occur
  • Other existing illnesses (diabetes/ hypertension/respiratory/heart disease/kidney problems etc.) can lead to organ failure or various bodily disorders.

How to prevent

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use arm/tissue/cloth to cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Maintain social distancing by keeping at least a 3 ft distance from people around you.
  • Stay home, unless there is an urgent need. Stay safe, and ensure others’ safety too.
  • Avoid all kinds of travel, and stay in self-imposed home-quarantine in case of any recent travel history.
  • Do not spit anywhere. Avoid contact with people who are in quarantine.
  • Avoid contact with people who have already been infected.

 

In an emergency

  • Patients showing symptoms should isolate himself/herself immediately and stay in home quarantine.
  • Patients showing symptoms need to contact 16263 or 333 or IEDCR hotline (Grameenphone users can call for free at 16263 and 333).

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Awareness is the key to prevent the spread of Coronavirus

 

How to prevent infection

 

Reduce the risk of infection through social distancing

 

To get help

 

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