Do not get out of your house
Stay at home. Do not go to work, school, or other public places and do not use public transportation.
Even if you have some coronavirus symptoms or feel unwell, or even if you have minor symptoms such as headache and runny nose, stay at home until symptoms fade away. Refraining from communicating with others and going to health centers will help the health centers do their job better and protect you and others against the risk of COVID-19 and other viruses.
If the patient’s lungs are infected with coronavirus, the patient may be hospitalized based on the physician’s diagnosis and physical condition. If the lung is not too involved, the patient will not need hospitalization. The only thing that is needed is to stay at home and take care of themself.
Personal hygiene, daily bathing, drinking warm herbal teas, resting at home and eating fruits are sufficient for people who do not need to be hospitalized.
Those who have a mild coronavirus infection may develop worse disease if they unnecessarily refer to the hospital, so resting at home is recommended for those people.
If you have concurrent fever, cough and shortness of breath then contact your doctor immediately, because these symptoms may be due to respiratory tract infection or other serious problems. Tell your specialist about your recent travel records or any contact with other travelers.
Elderly and people with any underlying disease should take the virus more seriously
Most concerned about this virus are old people and people with underlying problems such as immune deficiency, uncontrolled diabetes, organ transplants, cancer, underlying lung disease, and so on.
Frequently asked questions about novel coronavirus
How many days is the incubation period of novel coronavirus?
Experts say it takes an average of five days for a person infected with the virus to show symptoms. However, some patients show symptoms after much longer time.
According to the World Health Organization, the incubation period of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is up to 14 days, but some researchers say it can take up to 24 days. For this reason, the coronavirus quarantine period is suggested in many countries to be 14 days. During this period, the symptoms will be shown on 99% of the infected people who develop symptoms.
Does the disease improve immunity in the recovered person?
It is still too early to answer this question decisively. The virus has spread since late December 2019, but the experience we have with other viruses, including other types of coronavirus, is that the recovered individuals produce antibodies that protect them against the disease.
No recurrence was seen in the cases of SARS and other corona viruses. Of course there are reports from China that people who have been discharged from the hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, but we are not sure about those tests.
Is a vaccine made for the novel Coronavirus?
There is currently no vaccine for this virus. So the only way to prevent its spread is to early diagnose the patients and treat them in quarantine.
We must look for people who have been in contact with the virus patients and monitor them.
The next step is to restrict travel and prevent public gatherings, a practice that has been implemented in some countries, such as China and Italy, where the virus has spread.
What is the probability of dying of coronavirus?
Researchers now believe that between 5 and 40 out of every 1,000 people with coronavirus die. The most accurate estimate is 9 person per thousand, or about 1 percent.
However, other factors are involved such as age, gender, health status and, of course, the health care system in your area.
Does coronavirus cause pneumonia?
According to the World Health Organization, the new coronavirus might cause pneumonia in severe cases. However, this effect is not common in mild cases.