How do you know if you are infected with covet 19? The first cases of the 2019 novel corona virus were reported to health authorities in pionen China’s Hubei Province in early December. Now nearly three months later the outbreak has spread to 33 countries around the world, including South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Iran, Italy, the UK, the US and Brazil…etc. Up to February 27th the number of total confirmed cases outside of China has reached nearly 4,000.
First of all we are concerned but we shouldn’t panic and we need to look at it rationally especially when you same thing might happen. So how do you know if you are infected with corona virus in early stage? Experts such as WHO said symptoms may include fever cough shortness of breath breathing difficulties headaches and chest pain. If the virus progressed medical staff found out that there were positive cases that didn’t have any respiratory symptoms but rather gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Just recently scientists have discovered that the virus exists in excrement as well if you have any of the symptoms.
I mentioned before you should go to the hospital and get yourself checked for the current virus immediately. When you go to the hospital wear your mask and do not take public transport. And don’t a stay at home and saying oh I should be alright in a few days because you want to avoid cross infections. If you take enough precautions then you will be fine. One more thing that kind of freaked people out there, that house authorities have said one has spread the virus and not know where he is because this person may not be showing symptoms.
This is because he or she may have had contact with someone who for example recently returned from Wuhan or an epidemic area and got infected but the person’s immune stress response isn’t as strong or he or she is still in incubation period. During which you can still transmit the virus to others this is why we emphasize the importance of wearing masks over and over again. So the next time you hear the arguments that masks are useless if you aren’t sick you know it’s wrong however don’t overreact and assume those symptoms means you have the current virus. We’ve all done that saying where you have a headache and you look it up on Google then you end up thinking you have brain cancer so monitoring is necessary but panicking doesn’t help.
Keeping an even keel is also important in this case the possible effects can work like magic at times if you are healthy you should avoid big gatherings. I understand you want to meet your friends and have a cup of pints on the weekend, but I can’t wait for the sake of everyone’s health and our lives. Just stay at home when you do have to get out of your apartments and you should always remember to wear masks, unless you will be in an open area with just feel people around. You should also learn to disinfect properly for example which type of fluids kill the corona virus and which don’t . What to do and not to do when they’re using certain disinfectants keep yourself updated and pay attention to any information your local Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides.