If you’ve been seeing the news lately you know that coronavirus is becoming a global epidemic. The first few cases have a hit the United States and even 2 potential cases have recently been monitored in the DMV area. So…Just what is the Coronavirus and How do you combat the deadly disease. Let’s dive into it!
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) “coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous.” So after seeing this you don’t know whether you have a cold, the flu, or if you’re actually suffering from the coronavirus.
With that being said, let’s talk about symptoms and what you can expect from the coronavirus. The CDC says ” for confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people being mildly sick to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath “
Now if you’re panicking, don’t get too tense yet. CDC recommends everyday preventive measures to help prevent the spreading viruses, including:
- “Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.”
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