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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Quarantine, Self-Isolation and Social Distancing

COVID-19 (coronavirus) quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing Learn the difference between quarantine and self-isolation amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic — and why it matters. You've read about people self-quarantining, social distancing, or isolating themselves during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. You may be confused about the various terms and wonder what you should be doing. These terms describe approaches for limiting the spread of disease during epidemics and pandemics:   Social distancing.  Keeping space between yourself and other people outside your household to prevent the spread of disease. Quarantine.  Separating people and limiting movement of people who have or may have been exposed to the disease to see if they become ill. Isolation.  Separating people who are ill from others to keep the disease from spreading. Social distancing   You're likely practicing social distancing if there's ongoing community spre

Ways to fight coronavirus transmission at home

Ways to fight coronavirus transmission at home Used properly, most common household disinfectants will kill the virus that causes COVID-19. Doctors and researchers are gaining a greater understanding about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and how the virus can spread. Public health messages emphasize the importance of frequent, thorough hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of  COVID-19 .   You can also take steps in your home to keep the virus from spreading. No special supplies are required. You likely already have what you need. How is COVID-19 spread?   The virus that causes  COVID-19  can be spread by contact with someone who has  COVID-19 , as well as contact with surfaces or objects that person has touched. When someone with  COVID-19  sneezes or coughs, respiratory droplets are released into the air. Droplets typically don't travel far — no more than 6 feet (about 2 meters). The virus may stay on surfaces from hours to days.  

Coronavirus disease: What is it and how can I protect myself?

A new virus called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that began in China in 2019. The disease is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared  COVID-19  a pandemic. Public health groups, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and  WHO , are monitoring the pandemic and posting updates on their websites. These groups have also issued recommendations for preventing and treating the illness. How does COVID-19 spread? Data has shown that it spreads from person to person among those in close contact (within about 6 feet, or 2 meters). The virus spreads by respiratory droplets released when someone infected with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? COVID-19  symptoms can be very mild to severe. Some people have no symptoms. Mild symptoms may include fever, fatigue, cough, sore throat

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Overview Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in China. Coronavirus The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Public health groups, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WHO, are monitoring the pandemic and posting updates on their websites. These groups have also issued recommendations for preventing and treating the illness. Symptoms Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include: Fever Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Other symptoms can inc

How to prevent corona virus?

At present, there is no vaccine that can prevent coronavirus. However, ways you can avoid the spread of coronavirus are: Wash your hands more often with soap and water, at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching hands, nose, or mouth with hands that have not been washed. Avoid close contact with sick people. Clean items that you frequently touch. Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue and wash your hands immediately. Stay home if you are sick. In its release, the Indonesian Lung Doctors Association recommends several things to prevent coronavirus infection if you want to travel. Avoid touching animals or birds. Avoid visiting wet markets, farms or live animal markets. Avoid close contact with patients who have symptoms of respiratory tract infections. Comply with food safety instructions and hygiene rules. If you feel that your health is uncomfortable when in an area of ​​epidemics, especially fever or cough, use a mask and seek health services. After ret

How to diagnose conditions due to this virus?

Here are some things a doctor might do to diagnose a coronavirus that might infect you. View your medical history, including symptoms that you feel Physical examination Do a blood test Perform laboratory tests on phlegm, throat samples, or other respiratory specimens. If you experience the symptoms that have been mentioned, you need to tell your doctor about the location you just visited or contact with animals. Most MERS-CoV infections have been found to originate in the Arabian Peninsula. Meanwhile, SARS-CoV and 2019-nCoV generally come from China. So, it is important to report travel history, especially if you are new to the regions mentioned above. Contact with animals carrying the virus, such as camels and snakes, or using camel-based products is also important to convey to help diagnose diseases caused by coronaviruses. How to treat conditions due to this virus? There is no specific treatment for diseases caused by CoV in humans. Most people with diseases caused

What are the diseases caused by this virus?

Some types of coronavirus are more serious causes of disease. Various diseases that might be caused by coronavirus are as follows: MERS Around 858 people died of MERS, which first appeared in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and in other countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. In April 2014, the first Americans received special treatment at the hospital because of MERS in Indiana and other cases were also reported in Florida. Both are known to have just returned from Saudi Arabia. In May 2015, the MERS extraordinary event occurred in Korea, which was the largest extraordinary event outside of Arabia. Symptoms of MERS due to coronavirus are fever, difficulty breathing, and cough. The disease spreads through close contact with an infected person. However, all MERS cases relate to people returning from a trip to the Arabian Peninsula. MERS is fatal to 30-40% of sufferers. SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV. This i

The symptoms coronavirus

Symptoms that arise when infected with coronavirus People who are infected with this virus will show different symptoms. Symptoms that appear usually depend on the type of virus and how serious the infection is. If you have a mild to moderate upper respiratory infection, such as the common cold, your symptoms of coronavirus are: Runny nose Headache Cough Sore throat Fever Not feeling well overall Other types of coronavirus can cause more serious symptoms. This infection can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia, which causes symptoms such as: Fever, which will be quite high if you have pneumonia Cough with phlegm Shortness of breath Chest pain when you breathe or cough Some of the more severe infections due to coronavirus are those that are generally more common in people with liver and heart problems, or people with weakened immune systems, infants, and the elderly.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses that cause diseases, ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses, such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Most coronaviruses are harmless viruses. Coronaviruses take their name from their crown-like halo Coronavirus is a zoonotic virus, meaning that this virus is spread through animals and humans. Quoted from WHO, the investigation shows that SARS-CoV is transmitted from ferrets to humans, while MERS-CoV is transmitted from dromedary camels to humans. There are also several other CoVs found in animals, but have not yet infected humans. CoV in humans (HCoV) was first discovered in 1960 in the nose of patients affected by the common cold. Two coronaviruses in humans, namely OC43 and 229E, are responsible for the occurrence of a portion of the common cold. This virus is named based on a crown-like projection on its surface. "Corona" in Latin means &q