Coronavirus, also known as Coronavirus Type 1 is the most common viral infection in the world, affecting more than 11 million people worldwide. It is the most prevalent strain of the Coronavirus family and ranks second to the common cold. There is no cure for this virus, but this does not mean that you can’t get sick from it. In fact, there are ways to protect yourself from the highly contagious virus and prevent the symptoms from appearing.
The first step towards preventing Coronavirus infection is to make sure you are tested and if you are an adult; see a doctor for a routine diagnostic test. The next step is to avoid contact with any Coronavirus contaminated items or people. If you do become infected, your first goal should be to develop symptoms that will allow you to seek medical attention. Symptoms to look out for include fever, tiredness, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, or bleeding. If you start showing signs of illness, you need to see a physician immediately, or at the very least, continue to look for any signs of infection.
The virus spreads through secretions from the nose, throat, and mouth, and is passed on through direct contact with a droplet of an infected person or an object contaminated with the virus. If you have ever sneezed or coughed, you are very likely to have contracted Coronavirus within hours of the symptom appearing. However, because this condition is spread so rapidly, and is usually easily detectable, it is advisable not to touch any Coronavirus droplets or objects while you are sick. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that you wear a mask if outdoors during a flu season. When using this product for diagnostic purposes, or if you experience any symptoms suggesting that you have been exposed to Coronavirus, contact your doctor or health care provider immediately.