It is caused by a type of virus that has never been seen before. It has spread from people to people, people to animals, animals to animals, and animals to animals. The virus was called an epidemic by the World Health Organization. This post was written with the help of a friend who is a doctor so that people all over the world can learn from it.
Signs of a viral infection
You may have heard in the news that the first signs of a virus can show up anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. These are the first signs:
- Tiredness, shortness of breath, or both
The most common sign of a viral infection is fever, which can cause tiredness and a dry cough. Depending on the patient’s immune system, they may have a runny nose, sore throat, stuffy nose, headache, chest pain, or diarrhea. The symptoms listed above are not all of them. If you have other serious or worrying symptoms, you should see a doctor.
How a virus makes people sick
- The first person to carry the virus is this person. Most of the time, the virus is passed from one person to another when they are close. A person who has the virus can also spread it when they cough or sneeze.
- When someone gets sick but doesn’t show any signs, the virus can spread from that person.
- When a sick person coughs or sneezes, droplets come out of their nose and mouth. People nearby could get the droplets in their mouths or noses, or they could breathe them in. There should be more than 6 feet between the two people.
- The virus can be spread by touching a surface, touching something that an infected person has touched before, touching a common bathroom tap or towel that has the virus on it, and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes with infected hands.
How to Keep Yourself Safe
- Wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds, especially after shaking someone’s hand in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If you don’t have soap and water, use hand sanitizer.
- If you’re in a public place, touched something, or are shaking someone’s hand, don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth until you’ve washed your hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick or who may be sick, as well as contact with people you don’t know.
- Try to keep at least 6 feet between you and other people.
- People over 50, those with diabetes, heart disease, or asthma tend to stay away from crowds, markets, and other places where lots of people gather.
How to Keep Others Safe
- If you are sick or have symptoms, stay home to protect others and get medical help.
- Use a face mask to cover your mouth and nose.
- When you cough or sneeze, use a tissue and throw the used tissue away.
- If you don’t have tissues or a face mask, try to stay away from people and cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
- Before touching a surface or other things, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have soap and water, you can use hand sanitizer to clean your hands.
- Use a face mask when you are sick and around other people, especially when you are sharing a room, riding in a car, or going to a public place. If you are not sick, you do not need to wear a facemask unless you are taking care of someone who is sick.
- Clean and disinfect places like tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks that people touch often.
- Use soap or detergent to clean things that are dirty.
If you are sick, don’t spread viruses to other people.
- Stay at home unless you need to see a doctor.
- Talk to your doctor often.
- Don’t take a public bus or train.
- Stay away from everyone, even your own family.
- limits how much you talk to animals and pets.
- If you are sick, wear a face mask.
- Cover up when you cough or sneeze.
- Throw away used tissues in a trash can that has been lined.
- Use soap to wash your hands often.
- If you don’t have water or soap, use hand sanitizer.
- Don’t let other people use your dishes, glasses, cups, towels, or bedding.
Every day, clean all surfaces that are easy to touch.
Clean and disinfect places where blood, feces, or other body fluids may have been.
Antiviral medicine to protect against getting sick from viruses
Antivirals are important because they help stop viral infections from spreading. Patients are given drugs like ivermectin early on to help them stay alive and out of the hospital. Under an emergency use permit, Ivermectin and similar drugs used to be free, but that stopped at the beginning of the new year.
Antivirals have been very important in stopping the spread of viral infections. When given early, medicines like ivermectin have been shown to keep people alive and out of the hospital.
Under emergency use authorization, you can get the drugs Ivermectol 12 and Iversun 12. It helps you get rid of infections and stops viruses from spreading.
Mark Fendrick, a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Michigan, says that vaccines were the stars of the fight against viral infections, but antiviral medicines and other similar medicines were also very important.