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Coronavirus How To Protect Yourself

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Coronavirus How To Protect Yourself
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Video: What is CORONAVIRUS? AND How to PROTECT YOURSELF? 2023, February


Given the apparent unstoppable advance of the coronavirus epidemic around the world, with a daily trickle of new cases in the United States and other countries until recently unaffected, Dr. Juan Rivera urged not to fall into "hysteria" and offered advice Practical to reduce the possibility of becoming infected. "This is going to [extend]," warned the Univision medical correspondent and People en Español columnist. “I worked in a similar situation in 2008 with H1N1. I had patients than patients who died and I had to deal with it. " According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), the death rate from coronavirus is 3.4%, a figure significantly higher than that of seasonal flu, which is less than 1%.

Dr. Juan Rivera
Dr. Juan Rivera

These are Dr. Juan's advice to face the epidemic:

1. It is scary, but hysteria does not help anyone.

2. Wash your hands constantly.

3. If you are in a public place, do not say hello to people and do not touch your face. People should not be hugged.

4. You have to disinfect your work area, 5. If you travel, you also have to disinfect your seat on the plane.

6. The main thing is that you contact your doctor if you feel symptoms.

7. Beyond that you have to exercise, eat well and keep your immune system in order. There is nothing more you can do.


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If you still don't have much information about this virus, here is the WHO information.

What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are an extensive family of viruses that can cause disease in both animals and humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections that can range from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes the coronavirus disease called COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the most recently discovered infectious disease caused by coronavirus. Both the new virus and the disease were unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and appear gradually. Some people become infected, but do not develop any symptoms and are not ill. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need for special treatment. About 1 in 6 people who get COVID-19 develop a serious illness and have trouble breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. About 3.4% of people who have contracted the disease have died.People with fever, cough, and shortness of breath should seek medical attention.

How is COVID-19 spread?

A person can get COVID-19 from contact with someone who is infected with the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through droplets from the nose or mouth that are thrown out when an infected person coughs or exhales. These droplets fall on objects and surfaces around the person, so other people can get COVID-19 if they touch these objects or surfaces and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. They can also be spread by inhaling droplets that a person with COVID-19 has spread by coughing or exhaling. So it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from an ill person.

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