When the horrific epidemic of coronavirus has spread all over the world including Canada and there is no cure for it, then there is no other way of rescue except caution. It is very important to know the symptoms of coronavirus infection which have killed millions of people worldwide. If you delay in understanding the symptoms of coronavirus then it can also be fatal.
What is Kovid-19?
The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 originated from Wuhan city of China has been officially named Covid-19. This new coronavirus causes respiratory infections that cause serious health problems ranging from the common cold to shortness of breath.
How Does The Infection Spread?
It is being said that this virus came from animals to humans and is now spreading from one person to another. Fine particles emanating from an infected person’s breath, sneezing or coughing are becoming carriers of infection. If you come in contact with an infected person, then its virus enters inside you. It also spreads through touching of infected walls or any surface. Covid-19 stays alive for a few hours on the surface but the virus can be killed by disinfecting the surface.
How Long Does It Take for Symptoms To Appear?
According to the World Health Organization, it may take 2 to 5 days for the symptoms of a coronavirus infection to appear. However, it may take longer than some people to show symptoms. The World Health Organization has set a time limit of 14 days for signs of coronavirus infection. Many times there is no symptom and the person gets infected.
What Are the Symptoms?
The main symptoms of coronavirus are fever, dry cough, fatigue and shortness of breath. Symptoms like runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion and diarrhoea are also seen in some patients. Apart from this, some reports have stated that loss of taste and loss of smell can also be symptoms of getting infected with Coronavirus. The report said that some people showed only these symptoms and after that, they were found to be corona positive in the test. According to the World Health Organization, only one in six patients falls seriously ill. The elderly are at serious risk of coronavirus infection. People suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes or any respiratory problem also need to be more vigilant with the coronavirus.
If your body temperature is high and you feel the heat on touching your chest or back then it means that you may have a fever. Your body temperature reaches above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Tremor may also be felt in the body along with fever.
When infected with the coronavirus, there is often a fever as well as dry cough. Due to this, there is also difficulty in breathing. A cough caused by corona is not a common cough. You may have a persistent cough. Cough can be persistent for an hour or more.
Shortness of Breath
This is the most serious symptom of the coronavirus. This problem can also occur without coughing. If you feel that you are having difficulty in breathing, then it can be a sign of getting infected with Coronavirus. Due to the coronavirus infection, water starts filling in the lungs instead of oxygen. Due to this, the patient starts to get more trouble in breathing and chest pain also increases significantly.
Get Help from Arogya Setu App
After identifying your symptoms, you can also take the help of some apps. Government of Canada has released the Arogya Setu App so that you can know how much risk you have of coronavirus. In this app, many questions related to Coronavirus symptoms and travel history are asked and after that information about the risk of getting infected with Coronavirus is given.
How to Covid-19 Rescue?
Can coronavirus infection be avoided? Absolutely it can be avoided, and for the moment its solution is also to rescue. Always keep hands clean At certain intervals, keep hands clean with soap-water or alcoholic sanitizer. Cover the mouth and nose with a tissue while sneezing and coughing. After this, throw the tissue in the closed dustbin. Those who have colds and flu, stay away from them. Avoid getting out of the house unnecessarily. Follow social distancing.