Coronavirus has attacked thousands of people in different countries and claimed hundreds of lives.
In order not to get infected with this infectious disease, there are several ways to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus.
Steps to Prevent Coronary Virus Transmission
It is believed that this virus comes from animals, such as bats and camels, and can be transmitted from animals to humans, as well as from humans to humans. Human transmission is most likely through sparks of sputum when coughing or sneezing.
When infected with the Coronavirus, a person experiences flu symptoms such as fever, cough, and runny nose. However, after a few days, people who develop a coronavirus infection may experience shortness of breath due to infection in their lungs (pneumonia).
Until now, there has been no cure that could cure a coronary viral infection. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged the public not to look down on this disease and always take preventive measures. One way is to implement social distance.
Some steps you can take to prevent the infection with the Coronavirus, including:
1. Wash your hands properly.
Proper handwashing is the easiest but most effective way to prevent the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus. Wash your hands with running water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Make sure all parts of the hand are thoroughly washed, including the back of the hand, wrist, between fingers and nails. After that, wipe your hands with a napkin, a clean towel, or a hand dryer.
If you work in public transport, it will be difficult for you to find water and soap. You can clean your hands with a hand sanitizer. Use hand sanitizers with an alcohol content of at least 60% to increase the effectiveness of microbial disinfection.
Wash your hands regularly, especially before and after meals, after using the toilet, after touching animals, taking out the garbage, and after coughing or sneezing. Hand washing is also important before breastfeeding or expressing milk.
2. Using a mask.
There are two types of masks that can be used to prevent the transmission of the Coronavirus, namely surgical masks and N95 masks.
Surgical masks or surgical masks are disposable masks that are commonly used. This mask is easy to find, the price is affordable and comfortable to wear, so many people use this mask when they are busy with daily activities.
The correct way to use a surgical mask is that the colored side of the mask should be facing outward, and the white inner side facing the face and covering the chin, nose, and mouth. The white side is made of a material that can absorb dirt and filter germs from the air.
The use of these masks, although not entirely effective at preventing microbial exposure, can still reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, including coronal viral infections. The use of masks is recommended for sick people to prevent the spread of viruses and germs, and not for healthy people.
While the N95 mask is a type of mask designed specifically for filtering harmful particles in the air. This type of mask is actually more recommended to prevent coronary virus infection. However, this mask is not comfortable to wear every day, and the price is relatively expensive.
When removing the mask from the face of both the surgical mask and the N95 mask, avoid touching the front of the mask, because this part is full of germs. After removing the mask, wash your hands with soap or hand sanitizer to keep your hands free of adhering germs.
3. Maintain stamina.
A strong immune system can prevent various diseases. To maintain and increase stamina, it is recommended to eat healthy foods, such as vegetables and fruits, as well as protein foods, such as eggs, fish and lean meat. If necessary, you also increase your intake of supplements as directed by your doctor.
In addition, regular exercise, adequate sleep, smoking cessation, and alcohol consumption can also increase stamina to prevent transmission of the Corona virus.
4. Do not go to an infected country.
The viral crown is not only in China, but also in other countries, such as Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, the United States and Europe. It is also confirmed that the Corona virus is found in neighboring Indonesia, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
In order to avoid infection with this virus, it is recommended not to visit places where there are already cases of infection with the corona virus or which may become the site of infection with the coronavirus.
5. Avoid contact with animals that can transmit coronavirus.
It is believed that a new type of coronavirus comes from bats and is spread by several mammals and reptiles. Therefore avoid contact with these animals
If you want to eat meat or fish, make sure that the meat or fish has been washed and cooked until cooked. Avoid eating meat or fish that are not fresh or rotten.
If you experience flu-like symptoms such as coughing, fever and a cold that are accompanied by weakness and shortness of breath, especially if you have traveled to China or other countries that already have cases of coronary virus infection in the last 2 weeks, ask your doctor immediately to find out the cause. and gave the right treatment.