Prevention of COVID-19

27 December 2020

Prevention of COVID-19

CORONAVIRAL INFECTION COVID-19 is an acute respiratory viral infection, complications of which can include viral pneumonia, which can lead to life-threatening inflammatory lung disease or respiratory failure, with the risk of death.

The transmission of infection occurs by airborne droplets when sneezing or coughing from one person to another. Contact-household transmission is possible.

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MAIN SYMPTOMS:

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  • increase in body temperature (usually 38-39 ° C);
  • cough (dry or with little phlegm);
  • feeling of tightness in the chest;
  • shortness of breath;
  • muscle and headache.

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The disease can also begin with the appearance of loose stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite.

PREVENTION:

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  • wash your hands regularly with soap or an antiseptic;
  • avoid close contact (less than 1 meter) with sick people who have a cough or high body temperature;
  • try not to touch your nose, mouth and eyes with unwashed hands;
  • when coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or bent elbow followed by mandatory handwashing;
  • refrain from visiting crowded places during periods of mass illness.