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Coronavirus

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.

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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).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

Symptoms

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

People may experience:

  • cough
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing (severe cases)

Prevention

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:DoWash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubCover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneezeAvoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwellStay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwellDon’tTouch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.Self careIf you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:rest and sleepkeep warmdrink plenty of liquidsuse a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough

Medical treatments

If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.

Source : Google.com