The Coronavirus outbreak has everyone on the edge since the past few months and the concerns are building as there is no proven cure or absolute information on how to fight it. Known to be previously found in animals, COVID-19 virus has recently spread rapidly using the human body as a host. The first case originated in Wuhan, China and has spread to more than 60+ countries.
COVID-19 virus causes your body to show symptoms like a common cold, running nose, cough, fever (high temperature) and shortness of breath. The severity of the virus ranges from a small cold to extreme respiratory problems like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Suggested preventive measures
As strict precautions, it is recommended by doctors and various health organisations that everyone wash their hands with soap (scrub for at least 20 seconds before rinsing) or use alcohol-based hand sanitiser frequently (before eating and after using the restroom) and cover your face with good quality masks while in public places and during travelling. Dr Rubino, RB Director of Microbiology and Virology says, “Products like Dettol Antiseptic Liquid and Dettol Multi-Purpose Disinfectant Spray have been effective against similar viruses in the past.”
Most importantly, keep in mind to maintain distance from a person who has a cough or a fever and urge them to seek medical help immediately. Also, if you are sneezing or coughing, use your elbow to cover your mouth or tissue and immediately dispose of it.
Below are a few videos which can help you better understand COVID-19 virus, the symptoms it causes and how best to avoid it and protect yourself and your family.
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Can products like Dettol help avoid the virus?