Imagem de Gerd Altmann por Pixabay\n\n\n\nAbout COVID-19 Virus \n\n\n\nAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans.\n\n\n\nIn humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). \n\n\n\n The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. Keep yourself updated about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures. \n\n\n\nHow COVID-19 spreads?\n\n\n\nQ&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19), published on 23 February 2020, on WHO site describes that COVID-19 is spread from human to human through small droplets from nose, eyes or mouth when a person infected with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes.\n\n\n\nCoronavirus does not spread through the air, it spreads through the land. People catch from other people who are infected with this virus.\n\n\n\nIt is spread through small droplets when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales, small droplets spread and land on objects nearby.\n\n\n\nWhen other people touch these objects, they are vulnerable to catch when they touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 when they breathe in droplets from a person who is infected coughs or exhale the droplets.\n\n\n\nSymptoms of COVID-19\n\n\n\nMost of the coronavirus symptoms are similar to any other flu, some symptoms are:\n\n\n\nFeverTirednessDry Cough Difficulty in breathing\n\n\n\nCOVID-19 can be more serious in older adults and those with chronic medical conditions. With some precautions, you can reduce the chances of contaminating with this coronavirus.\n\n\n\nKeep yourself updated about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures.\n\n\n\nExtensive COVID-19 is in news around the globe\n\n\n\nRemember, due to extensive media and social networking website coverage, news about COVID-19, (whether true or false), is spreading faster than the virus itself. Every economic and political news is connected with this type of coronavirus. Recent economic, political or geographical news is diminished in front of this.\n\n\n\nMy mobile phone has more news on COVID-19 than any other episode, and I think in the current scenario you find the same situation at your end.\n\n\n\nThough the clarity on this virus in many areas is unknown to date. For instance, whether this virus will survive the summer heat, and when will be a vaccination available for COVID-19.\n\n\n\nMeanwhile, just update yourself about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures which can help you stay safe.\n\n\n\nBeware of rumor mongers\n\n\n\nNowadays every second or third post I receive on social media is about COVID-19 and how to prevent oneself from catching this virus. Those who know about it and who do not know, all are spreading information about this coronavirus.\n\n\n\nDo not share any article or social media post unless you confirm it from an authentic source. The more people spread the news about it, the more scare created in society.\n\n\n\nRemember, it is good to let people know about the dangerous effects of any event in society, but sometimes wrong information can create panic in public. Hence, verify the information before sending it to others.\n\n\n\nDon\u2019t get panic\n\n\n\nIt is obvious when you receive related information from many people, your mind starts thinking about it most of the time. When you get any post regarding the COVID-19 virus on social media, don\u2019t get panic.\n\n\n\nFear of the unknown, or not knowing much about this type of virus creates confusion. What makes all of us anxious is "fear", more than the virus itself. \n\n\n\nKeeping yourself updated about COVID-19 with authentic knowledge is the strongest weapon against panic.\n\n\n\nPeople who are in a location where the virus has not spread, the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. Don\u2019t get panic, instead, Keep yourself updated about "Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures."\n\n\n\nDon\u2019t learn from social media platforms\n\n\n\nIn my opinion, too much coverage about COVID-19 on social media can make the situation worse. For that reason, learn about this coronavirus from experts and authentic sources, not from the social media platforms.\n\n\n\nFind out the source of the post, what references are used in the b(v)log. Go through the trustworthy channels to get educated about this coronavirus.\n\n\n\nDo not spread any inaccurate news. Take responsibility for the information you provide to others. Avoid forwarding any social media posts without authenticating the source.\n\n\n\nWhen someone coughs or sneezes near you\n\n\n\nPeople cough and sneeze, this is part of our life. It does not mean every person who coughs is infected with the coronavirus. However, people need to take precautions when they sneeze or cough in public.\n\n\n\nKeep a minimum 1-meter distance between you and a person who coughs or sneezes. Similarly, in case you sneeze or cough, maintain distance from other people, and cover your face with your bent elbow or tissue paper.\n\n\n\nWash your hands frequently\n\n\n\nCOVID-19 spread through droplets when a person who is infected sneezes or coughs. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around. If a person touches this object or surface, there are high chances that the droplets transfer to this person through contaminated hands. \n\n\n\nWash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap, or sanitize it often, especially before your meal.\n\n\n\nAvoid touching Mouth, Nose, and Eyes\n\n\n\nRemember, this virus spreads through land, not air. We touch many objects on a daily basis, like doorknobs, elevator buttons, electrical switches, etc. These matters are shared by other people too.\n\n\n\nThe virus enters the body through mouth, nose, or eyes. Avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes, you never know what object you touched last and whether it was contaminated or not.\n\n\n\nStay home if you feel sick\n\n\n\nIf you find any COVID-19 related symptoms, seek medical attention on an immediate basis. Don\u2019t get panic, it may be a normal flu, but medical assistance is required to clear it out.\n\n\n\nStay hygienic, keep yourself at a distance from your family members during your sickness period. Restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care and follow instructions from your medical providers.\n\n\n\nFor Travellers, Check on Travelers note\n\n\n\nIf you are planning to travel, check on travel notes from your country's legal authorities. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are available on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ) site. \n\n\n\nYou can check the CDC\u2019s Traveler\u2019s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. \n\n\n\nKeep yourself updated with the information about COVID-19\n\n\n\nThe country, where you are staying now taking extreme care and measures to stop this virus from spreading. Your cooperation with legal authorities will help them control the situation quickly and in an effective way.\n\n\n\nStay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 from national and local public healthcare authorities. Follow instructions from legal authorities and your health care providers and stay safe.\n\n\n\nShare this information, if you think this article will guide people to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures. \n\n\n\nKeep yourself updated about COVID-19, stay worry-free and live a happier life.\n\n\n\nDisclaimer: The contents of this website are for educational purposes and are not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The Nutrition Source does not recommend or endorse any products.