Covid-19 has become a serious concern in the world today. The Covid-19 Symptoms are one of the very common ways to detect the virus in infected humans. The symptoms of this virus are very easy to pick out but then can mistake them for the symptoms we show when we catch a cold. The advice is to get tested as soon as possible when these symptoms show up.
The Covid-19 Symptoms are actually a thing to worry about. Not just because the disease spreads really fast but because of the damage it can do to the human system. It takes about fourteen (14) days for humans who have been infected by the virus to show the symptoms. It actually takes about five to six (5-6) days for the virus to activate in the human body.
Statistics show that most of the infected people take about twelve days to show symptoms of the virus. The period between the time of infection and the time the symptoms show is called the incubation period. Before we dive right into the symptoms of Covid-19, let us first look at what this disease is really about.
Covid-19 is an infectious disease that is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in Wuhan, China. The identification was made in 2019. The virus can easily spread amongst humans and has affected over two hundred (200) countries.
Hence, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has declared it a pandemic. About one out of six people who get infected with the virus get seriously ill. The disease has been the cause of the death of thousands of people all over the world.
Symptoms of Covid-19
Some of the most common symptoms of the Covid-19 are fever, cough, and general body weakness. Running nose, sore throat, and frequent sneezing are also some symptoms. Sounds familiar? Oh yes! These are the symptoms of the cold that was earlier mentioned. The symptoms usually start out mild and then gradually grow into other very serious symptoms. This guide would take through all of the symptoms of Covid-19 that has been exhibited so far.
- Dry cough
- Tiredness (Fatigue)
- Joint aches
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Running nose
- Nausea (Vomiting)
- Lose sense of taste
- Lose sense of smell
- A high temperature
- The tightness of the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Conjunctiva congestion
- Multiorgan failure
These are most if not all the Covid-19 Symptoms that have been shown and observed so far since its breakout.
Transmission of Covid-19
The disease, as earlier mentioned, can be easily transferred from one person to another. This is done by having contact with an infected person. One could easily just pick up the virus by coming in contact with an infected person. The virus gets into our body through our eyes, nose and mouth and not through the skin.
Prevention of Covid-19
The virus can be prevented. By observing simple and proper hygiene, one can be easily exempted from getting infected. However, this guide would tell you how to go about this in order to prevent the spread and also prevent oneself from the scary virus.
- Always make sure to wash hands thoroughly and often with soap and water.
- Make use of face masks whenever you are in public.
- Always use hand sanitizers and make sure to carry one with you anywhere you go.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to prevent the virus from being let out into the public.
- Avoid contact or stand at least a meter from infected persons to avoid picking up the virus as the virus is too heavy to travel farther than one meter in the air.
- Properly dispose of any face masks, tissues or handkerchiefs you have used. do not use one face mask more than a day or reuse a tissue.
- Wash any clothing used by an infected person with hot water and soap.
- Always clean surfaces around you with disinfectants as the virus tends to stay longer in surfaces.
Observing all these would help contain the spread of the virus. This is why social distancing is been observed and most places that bring about the gathering of people are being shut down. This is done to prevent the spread of this disease also to contain it.