In life everything that we do, we have to consider safety first before any other thing. If you observe, feel or think you have been exposed to COVID 19, make sure you relate the symptoms to your doctor for further cross examination. As a health worker if you feel you have also been exposed to Corona virus on the job report the case to your occupational hospital.
What We Know About Corona Virus
Corona Virus can simply be defined as a group or family of viruses which causes respiratory sickness in human being. There are also cases of corona viruses among the animals which includes bats,cats,fish,cattle and so no.
Comparison Of SARS-COV-2 With Other Corona Viruses
We have different types of related viruses that causes smallpox, chickenpox and monkey pox. So we have different types of corona viruses that causes disease in human being. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS). SARS-COV-2 which is the current corona viruses that is ravaging the entire world is one of the seven types of human corona viruses. SARS- COV-2 is possibly originated from virus formerly found in animals. The other remaining Corona-Viruses causes some level of percentage of cold in adults and children which is not a serious threat to healthy adults.
Signs And Symptoms Of COVID-19.
Human beings who has corona virus usually experience mild to severe respiratory illness. Those that have these symptoms or combined symptoms may have COVID -19.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sneezing and coughing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell.
The signs and symptoms when arises that would need an urgent medical attention includes;
- Persistent pain in the chest
- Trouble breathing
- Bluish lips or face
- New confusion and inability to be awakened
This list is not complete, so it is best for you to consult your doctor or healthcare workers for other symptoms that are severe.
Some healthcare workers who have been reported experiencing lost of smell or sore throat, the relationship between these symptoms and SARS-COV-2 infection are not clear.
I Feel I Have Been Exposed Or Infected SARS-COV-2
Immediately you notice the signs and symptoms of COVID 19 follow this steps to keep yourself safe, family and friends protected.
Stay at home
Those who are sick with corona virus are able to recover at home. Do not visit public areas, don’t leave your home except for medical care.
Always call your doctor
Inform your doctor before you seek medical care.
Inform your supervisor
Your boss at work is capable of taking actions that will keep others in your work place safe and healthy.
- Stay away from public transportation.
- Don’t use public transportation, ride sharing or taxis.
Call the NCDC number for any medical emergency. In any case you have a medical emergency call the NCDC to notify them that you might have corona virus and make sure that before the authorities arrive ensure that you put on your mask.
Ways To Diagnose COVID-19
The doctors are the only one to determine if you have corona virus or not. In any case if your laboratory testing is appropriate and available your doctor will put heads together with other health official in your area who is obligated in turn works with the NCDC to collect and test any specimens for diagnosis.