80% infected will self heal
Children are mildly infected
Well cooked food (even Meat) will not transmit any infection
Pets cannot spread this disease
Hot water, Alcohol, Ginger, Salt, temperature are not remedies and in no way affect the transmission
UdaipurTimes takes this as an opportunity through our platform to share some positive information on Coronavirus or COVID19. The source of this information is All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. We believe on social media shares and forwards, we believe in information given to us through Media; We are overwhelmed with the thousands of images, videos and text messages we have received on our phones.
Dr GULERIA, Head of ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES has clarified and debunked a few myths surrounding the diseases. Now is the time to Trust the information shared by India's premier healthcare provider AIIMS. SO... HERE GOES...
COVID19 is an infectious disease transmitted through the Novel Corona Virus (Simple)
Inhaling the droplets released in the air by an infected person coughing or sneezing
touching the surface where the droplets end up
touching their face, eyes, mouth or nose...does the virus get transmitted
HOW DOES AN INFECTED PERSON HEAL
80% of those infected, will require NO TREATMENT and will recover on their OWN
Less than 20% may need hospitalisation
A Very SMALL percentage, mainly those with underlying Chronic conditions or illness may need admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
BUT ALL THOSE INFECTED NEED TO BE IN QUARANTINE SO AS NOT TO SPREAD THE INFECTION
AGE GROUP FACTOR
Known to occur in all age groups
Generally mild in Children
Older persons and persons with Chronic Conditions (viz. Heart Disease, Diabetrs, Cancer, Lung disease, High Blood Pressure, etc) are at HIGH RISK to develop serious illness
LIFE OF VIRUS on INFECTED SURFACE
Not certain, but the virus that causes COVID19 behaves like any other Corona virus
Life on Surface can be anything between few hourse to couple of days depending on the temperature, type of surface, humidity, etc.
Clean suspect surfaces with water or disinfectant; Wash Hands with Soap n Water or Sanitizer; Avoid touching anywhere on the face
The AIM is to PREVENT the transmission from contaminated surfaces to your hands/mouth/face/eyes
Fever, Sore Throat, Cough, Shortness of Breath - Similar to symptoms of any viral infection, viz. common cold, influenza, etc.
You should be sellf aware and consult a doctor if you have the clinical symptoms of a respiratory infection... OR
Have a recent travel history to any of the infected areas... OR
Have been in close contact with a, infected person
HOW TO GET THE TESTS DONE
Tests are recommended ONLY if you have the respiratory symptoms OR have a travel history to infected places OR have been in contact with a lab confirmed infected person.
Immediately Call the Helpline Number of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - 011-23978046. Toll Free 1075
No specific treatment for Corona Virus infection
Consists of Symptomatic treatment
80% of the cases recover within a few days
Severe disease symptoms may need admission in hospital / ICU
Some Drugs that have been used for other similar infections are being used succesfully in treating very sick patients
HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF
Simple Precautions - Regulary clean and wash your hands, specially when entering home or office; maintain at least a 1 meter distance from those coughing or sneezing; avoid touching your face; cover mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing and discard used tissue immediately; STAY HOME if you are even slightly UNWELL
...NOT TO USED by a HEALTHY PERSON as it creates a false sense of Security
...to be used ONLY IF YOU are having cough or fever, should you wear a mask to prevent your infection from spreading
. ..to be used ONLY IF YOU are visiting a Health Care facility
...to be used ONLY IF YOU are caring for an Ill Person (use TRIPLE LAYER Mask when with those undergoing home care
...to be used ONLY WHEN CARING FOR AN INFECTED PERSON.... else a simple hand wash with Soap and Water for 20 seconds is enough
ARE WE WELL EQUIPPED to Deal with CORONAVIRUS
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has taken adequate steps to equip designated healthcare facilities in care for infected patients, IN CASE they REQUIRE HOSPITAL CARE
Relevant SOPs for isolation and home quarantine, sample testing, laboratory facilities and discharge of the admitted patients are well available in the public domain on the website of the MoHFW.