At the end of 2019, a virus originated in China and millions of people died due to infection, and now the virus has turned into an epidemic. It is named ‘coronavirus’ which is a matter of interest for the whole world. Globally, MySharePost welcomes parents’ concerns and provides them with some information about the spread of the virus and the measures through which children and adults can be protected.
|What is Coronavirus (Covid-19)?||How does the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread?|
|The new coronavirus (COVID-19), released in 2019, is a new virus belonging to the same family of viruses that have Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common colds.||The virus is spread by direct contact. Speaking in clear terms, if a person is infected with this virus and you shake hands or hag, coughs and colds also come in contact with it and you also get infected.|
What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Early symptoms of the disease include sore throat, cough and cold. If the case is severe, the infection can be pneumonia or shortness of breath, rarely the disease can be fatal.
How can I avoid the risk of Coronavirus infection?
The following are four precautions to avoid:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or clean with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing;
- Avoid direct contact with anyone with symptoms of colds or flu;
- If you have a fever, cough or are breathing hard, contact your doctor.
Is it Necessary to Wear Medical Mask?
You are not aware that you are infected with this virus, yet you have cough or pain and feel the symptoms of sneezing, then you must use a mask to protect yourself and others. If you do not have any of these symptoms, you do not need to wear a mask. Such a mouthpiece should be used to prevent the risk of the virus from increasing.
It is not possible to prevent infection with just the use of a mask, this practice also includes proper handwashing and sanitation of the surrounding objects that come in our touch daily.
Do Coronoviruses Affect Children
This virus has just been born recently, we do not have any information about the coronavirus in which any child and pregnant have been harmed. It is true that the virus can engulf anyone, but so far no deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) have occurred in children. The virus has proved even more deadly for rare humans. Among the elderly, it is the highest number of deaths.
What should you do if a member of your family has symptoms?
In case of fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should seek medical attention from the nearest doctor and hospital soon.
Inform your doctor if you have traveled to a place where coronavirus has occurred or if you have traveled to an area and have contact with someone who has symptoms of breathing.
Can pregnant women carry Coronovirus i.e. COVID-19 to the fetus?
At present, there is no adequate answer to this question because no such case has been reported in which the virus has been transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy. But pregnant women should take appropriate precautions to prevent the virus and seek medical attention soon after symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.
Is Breastfeeding Safe if the Mother is Infected with Coronavirus?
Because breastfeeding facilities and breast milk play an important role in the transmission of other respiratory viruses, the mother can continue breastfeeding.
However, some precautionary measures should be taken to ensure that there is a risk of transmission of the virus from mother to child through inhalation and direct contact, but also through exposure to indirectly contaminated surfaces. Wear a mask while breastfeeding, wash your hands before and after breastfeeding, and clean / disinfect contaminated surfaces.
If a mother is very ill, she will need to pump the mother’s milk and give the baby with a clean cup and / or spoon, following the same procedure to prevent infection.
Protect yourself and your family from this deadly virus as the family becomes one with each other. If one gets the virus, the whole family can perish.
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