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COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently found virus known as SARS-CoV-2 (or coronavirus). Before the outbreak originated in Wuhan, China on December 2019, there was no information about this virus

HISTORY

The oldest common ancestor of coronavirus has been dated as far back as the 9th century BC. Some studies published in 1990 specified the most recent common ancestors as follows:

  • Betacoronavirus: 3300 BC

  • Deltacoronavirus: 3000 BC

  • Gammacoronavirus: 2800 BC

  • Alphacoronavirus: 2400 BC

SYSMPTOMS OF COVID19

  • High Fever

        The body temperature can exceed 37.3 Celsius degrees or 99 Fahrenheit degrees​

  • Tiredness

        The body feels completely tired and without energy to perform normal tasks

  • Dry Cough

        Irritation and constant coughing without expelling any mucus

MODES OF SPREADING

  • People

        This disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or the mouth when the infected

         person coughs or exhales

  • Surfaces

        These small droplets land on surfaces, which means any person that touches these surfaces and then their eyes, nose

         or mouth can become infected

ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE

Many people infected with COVID-19 show mild symptoms, especially during the first stages of the disease. Thus, you can still catch the disease from an infected person who only has a mere cough and does not feel ill

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

  • Step 1

        You have symptoms or have been in an infected area

  • Step 2

        Call the designated phone number for your region

  • Step 3

       You will be given a home test over the phone

ABOUT 80% OF PEOPLE RECOVER FROM THIS DISEASE WITHOUT NEEDING SPECIAL TREATMENT

PROTECTING YOURSELF AND PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE

  • Wash your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or with soap and water

  • Keep a distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and anyone who coughs or sneezes

  • Try your best not to touch your eyes, your nose and your mouth

  • Cover your mouth and your nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when coughing

  • Seek medical attention if you have difficulty breathing and a high fever

  •  Follow the directions of your national or local health authorities

PROTECTION MEASURES FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE IN OR VISITED INFECTED AREAS

  • Stay home if you do not feel well, even if you feel mild symptoms such as headaches, slight fever and a runny nose

  • If you need to go out (for example, to buy food or supplies), wear a mask to minimize the risk of infecting others

  • If you have difficulty breathing and/or a high fever, seek medical advice as soon as possible

  • Call us to consult