New Delhi: As the suspected cases of coronavirus significantly rise in India, it is time to be alert by taking all possible measures to keep it at bay. It has now spread across 145 countries and has claimed more than 6,400 lives all across the world. People are increasing getting worried over the ways to protect themselves with the coronavirus outbreak.
Ways to protect against infection
Probably the best thing one can do to keep themselves safe is to regularly wash their hands with soaps and water. The coronavirus spreads when an infected person coughs small droplets.
These droplets with viruses can enter into uninfected persons. It can be transmitted through air or through the surface. People can get infected by touching the surface where viruses are present.
Everyone are advised to use disposable tissues while coughing and sneezing. People are also advised to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The coronavirus infects the lungs and then cause fever in the infected person. It can follow with dry cough which can further cause breathing problems. As per the scientists, normally the symptoms start showing in five days but it can take more time in some people.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), the incubation period lasts up to 14 days. Some researchers say that it can be up to 24 days as well.
How deadly is the coronavirus?
Presently, the trends show that the proportion dying from the coronavirus appears to be 1-2 per cent. But, given the fact that a large number of patients are undergoing treatment, the figures can shoot up and death rate can become higher.
As per WHO data, out of the 56,000 patients, 6 per cent are critically ill, 14 per cent have developed severe symptoms and 80 per cent have developed mild symptoms.
Who are most vulnerable?
Older people and people with chronic disease are most vulnerable to the deadly virus. People struggling with diseases such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure are most vulnerable. China suggests that males have higher chances of dying from the coronavirus than females.
What to do in case of getting infected from coronavirus?
People are advised to isolate themselves first in case of getting infected from the coronavirus. If someone is showing mild symptoms, he/she should isolate himself/herself for at least seven days. If the temperatures are running high, self-isolation is advisable. Regular checking of temperature is also highly recommended.