How does it spread?
Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the new coronavirus disease 19 spreads the same way the other coronaviruses do, such as:
The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person. If you are near when an infected person coughs or sneeze, you might inhale the virus-containing respiratory droplets and become infected.
Touching infected objects or surfaces
You touch many objects and surfaces throughout the day, not knowing if it might be infected with the virus. If you then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with virus-containing hands, you might become a victim too. Although this is not thought to be the main way how the virus spreads, there is still a possibility.
According to the CDC, the confirmed cases of the new coronavirus COVID-19 reported illness ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. The symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.
Currently, there is no vaccine available for COVID-19, therefore the best way to prevent illness is to avoid going to such places where you might get infected. Take the following preventive measures to help prevent the spread of disease.
- Try to maintain a safe distance of about 3 feet from the people who are sick.
- If you are sick, then stay home and take rest. Doing so will prevent the disease from infecting others.
- Whenever you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue and dispose of it immediately
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, and nose with your hands.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water. You can also use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
If you have any further questions, feel free to call Family Diagnostic Clinic at 281-351-680, and get guidance from our medical experts.