What are the symptoms of coronavirus and how can it prevent: So far more than 1.95 lakh people have died due to coronavirus worldwide. In addition, the cases of infection also increase2 has reached beyond 28.0 lakhs. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among the patients infected with this virus, but after treatment, he has recovered. He is resting these days after the negative report of Corona. We are telling you here how the coronavirus infection spreads and what you can do to avoid it.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus and how can it prevent
Coronavirus infects your lungs. Its two basic symptoms are fever and dry cough. Many times a person also has difficulty breathing due to this. The cough caused by corona is not a common cough. This can cause a persistent cough, that is, you may have a persistent cough for an hour or more and you may have at least three such seizures within 24 hours. But if you have a cough, it can be a matter of concern. Due to this virus, the temperature of the body can rise up to 37.8 ° C, due to which the person’s body can become hot and feel cold. The person may also feel shivering in the body.
It may also cause a sore throat, headache, and diarrhea. According to recent research, the lack of taste and the smell of something can also be a symptom of the coronavirus. It is believed that it may take an average of five days for the coronavirus to start showing symptoms, but in some people, it may be shorter. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there may be up to 14 days between the time the virus reaches the body and shows symptoms.
When need to be hospitalized?
Most of the people who have coronavirus infection can be cured by taking rest and pain-reducing medicines like paracetamol.
The need to be hospitalized is when the person starts having trouble breathing. By examining the lungs of the patient, the doctor ascertains how much the infection has increased and whether the patient needs oxygen or a ventilator.
But in this, the patient does not have to be admitted to the emergency department of the hospital i.e., accident and emergency.
Every information related to corona infection has been given on the website of the Department of Health and Family Welfare in India. British citizens can take all information related to Corona on the website of NHS 111.
If the patient is having difficulty breathing, then he can contact the Government of India helpline number + 91-11-23978046 or the 24-hour toll-free number 1075. Various states of the country also have a helpline for citizens to start where a call can be made if needed.
At the same time, in case of an emergency in the UK, people can contact the 999 number.
What happens in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?
Intensive care units are special wards of hospitals where critically ill patients are kept.
Here, the need for oxygen of coronavirus patients is fulfilled by applying an oxygen mask on the mouth or through a tube in the nose.
People who are seriously ill are kept on the ventilator. Here more supply of oxygen is delivered directly to the lungs. For this, a tube is placed in the patient’s mouth, or by making an incision in the nose or throat, oxygen is given from there to the lungs.
How deadly is the coronavirus?
Compared to the statistics of coronavirus infection, the number of people killed is extremely low. Although these figures cannot be relied on completely, if the data is to be believed, the death rate due to infection can be only one to two percent.
Currently, treatment is being done for thousands of infected people in many countries and the death toll may increase.
A World Health Organization study based on information gathered about 56,000 infected people suggests that –
- 6% of people became seriously ill due to this virus. These included lung failure, septic shock, organ failure, and risk of death.
- Severe signs of infection were seen in 14 percent of the people. There were problems in breathing and problems like breathing quickly.
- Minor signs of infection were seen in 80 percent of people, such as fever and cough. Pneumonia due to this was also seen in many.
Older people and those already suffering from respiratory disease (asthma) due to coronavirus infection, those facing problems like diabetes and heart disease are more likely to become seriously ill.
Treatment of coronavirus is based on helping the patient’s body breathe and increasing the body’s immunity so that the person’s body is able to fight the virus itself.
The work of making the coronavirus vaccine is still going on.