3 Signs of Corona Infection, You Must Isolate Yourself

Corona virus has now been declared a pandemic by the WHO virus. The government also requires that everyone who has signs of being infected with Corona be isolated in the house for at least 14 days.

Until now the Corona virus has spread to 152 countries, including Indonesia. In Indonesia, there are 227 people infected with the Corona virus. 11 people were reported to have recovered, while 19 others died. That is why it is very important to do social distance at this time and isolate yourself at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19 or Corona virus.

Until now, experts are still investigating more deeply about the new Corona virus. However, the most visible signs of Corona infection are:

  1. Dry cough
  2. Fever
  3. Shortness of Breath.

As quoted from The Sun, the three signs of Corona infection are usually the most commonly seen. But some patients also have additional signs of Corona infection, such as aches and pains, nasal congestion, colds, sore throat, and diarrhea. The sign of Corona infection starts with mild symptoms and gradually gets worse.

However, having these signs of being infected with Corona does not necessarily mean that you have contracted Covid-19 or the Corona virus. You could just have the common cold.

Unfortunately, not all patients with Corona have Corona signs as mentioned above. Some don’t even have any symptoms or signs so it is very difficult to distinguish someone who has Covid-19 or Corona virus and who has not.

Sir Patrick Vallance, England’s chief scientific adviser, said: “It seems very likely that there is some degree of transmission without symptoms.” “Obviously there is quite a lot of transmission early in the disease when there are very mild symptoms,”

According to WHO, about one in six people who have signs of being infected with Corona can become seriously ill and have difficulty breathing. In addition, people who are older and who already have previous illnesses, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes are at risk of developing more serious illnesses. They are more likely to get pneumonia and swelling of the lungs, which can make it difficult for the lungs to get oxygen into the bloodstream so that it will cause organ failure and death. Therefore, people who have signs of being infected with Corona should seek medical help immediately.

Signs of Corona infection are very similar to other respiratory diseases such as colds and colds. However, flu symptoms can appear faster than the sign infected with Corona. Corona virus can be transmitted from human to human through droplets that spread from coughing or sneezing, touching, or shaking hands. Signs of Corona infection are expected to appear between two to eleven days.

According to research conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, almost everyone who is infected with Covid-19 or Corona virus will begin to show signs of being infected with Corona after 11.5 days. Until now there has been no specific vaccine to protect people from this deadly virus. Antibiotics also cannot help because antibiotics only work to kill bacteria, not viruses.

The best way to protect yourself from avoiding being infected by Corona is to wash your hands with water and soap for 20 seconds or the equivalent of singing Happy Birthday twice. But if your situation is not possible to wash your hands then you can use a hand sanitizer. Keep in mind not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with dirty or unwashed hands.

Corona Virus Stays on the Surface of Things How Long? These Facts Appropriate Research

Did you know that the Corona virus can last for several days on the surface of an object? Corona virus defenses on the surface of an object are not always the same, depending on what objects are exposed to the virus.

As quoted from The Economic Times, the risk or danger of infection that may be caused when someone touches the surface of an object is still relatively light. But it is different from viruses that are in the air. Viruses in the air might be a bit more dangerous for medical workers.

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the virus will be destroyed in just one day if it is on a cardboard box. Therefore you don’t need to worry too much that the shipment will spread the virus, unless the person delivering the package has coughed or sneezed or has touched it with contaminated hands. If you are worried about the danger of infection from the package you received, you can wipe it off first using disinfectant wipes, then wash your hands thoroughly.

How long does the Corona virus last on the surface? The Journal of Hospital Infection analyzes 22 studies on the Corona virus. Here is the result, about how long the Corona virus stays in the throes of something:

-In stainless steel, corona virus can last up to 5 days
-In metal, corona virus can last up to 5 days
-In aluminum and surgical gloves, the corona virus can last for 2-8 hours
-In wood, corona virus can last up to 4 days.
-On the glass, corona virus can last up to 4 days
-In plastic, corona virus can last 8 hours to 6 days
On paper, the corona virus can last 4 to 5 days
-In PVC, corona virus can last up to 5 days
-In ceramics, corona virus can last up to 5 days.

When a virus is suspended in droplets smaller than 5mm, it is known as an aerosol. According to the researchers, when the virus is still suspended in the form of aerosols and has not been attached to the surface of the object that makes it able to live longer, the virus can remain suspended for approximately half an hour. This discovery is certainly very contrary to the statement of WHO (World Health Organization) which says that the virus cannot be spread through the air.

The virus that is in the air is actually not very dangerous for people who are not near people who have been infected. That is why viruses in the air are more risky for medical workers. No wonder why medical staff are required to wear full clothing or hazmat costumes along with special eye glasses and nose and mouth masks to protect the body.

“After getting a patient with severe pneumonia, the patient needs to be intubated,” said Dr. Vincent Munster, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who led the research. “All of this treatment might produce aerosols and drops,”

Several other studies, such as research from the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) which was published on March 4 also said the same thing, namely viruses can be spread through the air. The Singapore-based study found that viruses in ventilators in hospital rooms of infected patients can spread through the air.

Other proof is done by comparing cigarette smoke or foggy breathing at very cold temperatures. From there it was found that the closer and faster a person breathes, the more scent is captured. For those who are farther away, there will be only a few viruses that are captured and have little potential to become a danger.

To assess the ability of the virus to survive in the air, Munster conducted an experiment using rotating drums to suspend aerosols and provide temperatures and humidity levels similar to hospital conditions. From these experiments it was found that the virus can last up to 3 hours, but its ability to infect will decrease dramatically during that time period.

“We need more experiments like this, in particular, extending the experimental sampling time for aerosol viruses above three hours and testing survival under different temperature and humidity conditions,” Dr. Jeffrey Shaman, an expert in environmental health science at Columbia University.