Coronavirus In Nigeria : How To Prevent Being Affected


Coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria. The patient has been isolated. First, let's tell you all you need to know about
A coronavirus is a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are
what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans.
The viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold.

 SYMPTOMS

1.Runny nose         4. Sore throat
2. Headache           5. Fever
3. cough                 6. Feeling of being unwell

For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there's a chance the virus could cause a lower and much more serious respiratory tract illness like pneumonia or bronchitis.

HOW CORONAVIRUS SPREADS

Human coronavirus most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

1. The air by coughing and sneezing

2 Close personal contact, such as touching or handshaking

3. Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.


4. Rarely, fecal contamination.

PREVENTION METHODS

1. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water

2. Try not to touch your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

3. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

4. If someone is coughing, give them space of at least 1 & half meters (5 feet)

5. If you are coughing or sneezing, avoid crowded areas. Eg Markets
6. You can also sneeze or cough into your sleeve of the bent elbow. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately Don't cough or sneeze into your hands. If you do, wash your hands IMMEDIATELY.

7. Stay indoors if you have symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing.



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