Lately, the world is being stirred up by the corona virus pandemic, known as COVID-19. This virus first appeared in the city of Wuhan, China at the end of December 2019.
Impact of Corona Virus
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a collection of viruses that attack the respiratory system. In most cases, this virus only causes mild respiratory infections, such as flu.
Symptoms of Corona Virus
Corona Virus infection or COVID-19 causes sufferers to experience flu symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, and headaches or symptoms of infection such as severe breathing, with symptoms of high fever, cough with phlegm and even bleeding, shortness of breath, and chest pain.
However, from most cases according to WHO there are 3 common symptoms indicating infection with the Corona virus, namely:
- Fever (body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius)
- Hard to breathe
According to research, these symptoms appear within 14 days or 2 weeks after being exposed to the corona virus.
When and should I see a doctor if I have corona virus?
Immediately see a doctor if you experience symptoms of a Corona virus infection (COVID-19) as mentioned above, especially if the symptoms appear after 2 weeks after you feel you have finished visiting regions exposed to COVID-19 cases or interacted with Corona virus sufferers.
If you are exposed to the corona virus but have no symptoms, you do not need to go to the hospital to have a checkup, just stay at home for 14 days and limit interaction with other people.
Causes of Corona Virus
Corona virus infection or COVID-19 can be caused by a coronavirus, classified in viruses that can attack the respiratory system. In some cases it only attacks a few respiratory systems from mild to severe cases, such as flu.
Corona virus can infect anyone, but can cause more dangerous effects if it is infected in the elderly, people who are sick, or people who have weak immune systems.
Can Corona Virus recover on its own?
Corona virus infection can not be treated, but there are several steps that can be done by doctors to relieve symptoms and prevent the coming of corona virus, namely:
- Patients must be treated and quarantined at the Referral Hospital to avoid spreading the virus.
- Provide a fever or pain medication that is safe in accordance with the condition of the patient.
- Get enough rest to maintain endurance.
- Encourage sufferers to increase drinking water to maintain body fluid levels.
Until now there is no vaccine that can cure the Corona virus, so take care of yourself by applying a healthy lifestyle, diligently washing your hands and applying Social Distancing in your life for a while.