Different countries all over the world are doing the best they can to combat the danger that is the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. Several countries implemented quarantines, to keep people who may have the virus from coming in and out. Doing so allows them to manage the disease.
COVID-19 targets the respiratory system of its host. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), most of the infected will have mild to moderate symptoms only, and will eventually recover despite not receiving special treatment. Additionally, there are steps one can take to slow down and prevent the transmission of the virus.
As a provider of health care services in Maumee, Ohio, we list down these steps below:
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to remove, if not destroy, any virus present. While hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol may work the same way, its effectivity is limited compared to soap. You may ask a caregiver from a home health care provider for assistance in this matter.
- If you can help it, don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth, since your hands may transport the virus and enter the body.
- Maintain some distance of at least three feet with others who cough or sneeze, so you can’t inhale the tiny droplets that may spray from their nose or mouth.
- When sneezing or coughing, make sure to do so into your elbow.
By doing these as often as we can, not only do we protect ourselves, but we also protect those around us.