The elderly are at greater risk
Covid-19 or Coronavirus emerged from China and since then has already presented itself in multiple countries outside of the United States. Federal health official are also predicting its arrival within U.S communities soon. Although this virus can affect anyone, it is especially clear that those with weakened immune system such as the children, the elderly, and the chronically ill are at greater risk. This respiratory illness can produce pneumonia and fevers which can be fatal to those with underlying conditions. So what can you do to stay protected? Firstly, do not panic. Found below is expert advice on what you can to do help to help stay protected in the occurrence of a Coronavirus possibility near you. You should note that mosts of these you have already heard before:
Try to remain 6 feet away from individuals
In an efforts to reduce contamination it best to leave adequate room between you and other individuals to help minimize the spread of infection. This will help with the spread of germs caused by coughing and sneezing as, this virus can be spread through tiny air droplets that can land on your nose or hands if nearby.
Wash your hands, a lot
This novel virus can be spread from direct contact with an infected person or object. Hand washing is proven to help reduce the spread of deadly germs. You should wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. If you do not have access to plumbing be sure to use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth with your elbow when sneezing and coughing
- If you are infected wear a facemask
- If you are not infected note that a facemask will not help prevent infection
- If you feel call your doctor and stay home until your symptoms subside
- Keep medications available
- Get a flu shot
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