March 30, 2020

Things to Know about The COVID-19 | A Pandemic – Worldwide Spread

COVID-19 is a disease, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). SARS-CoV-2 is also called a novel coronavirus. This virus is so contagious in humans that it has recently caused an unprecedented pandemic in the whole world.

We at Dr. Sanjay Kalra’s Dental clinic in Panchkula want to ensure that everyone is acquainted with the outbreak of COVID-19, and mention a few ways to remain safe and calm during the pandemic.

The virus originated in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. As the cases started to increase, the research began. On connecting the dots, the authorities confirmed that many of the patients were somehow connected to the “wet market” in Wuhan, where meat trading takes place.

During the initial days of the outbreak, around 100,000 cases were reported in 67 days. As these infected people went to different places, they spread the virus unknowingly. The numbers increased at a rapid rate around 100,000 more cases in 11 days, and then the next 100,000 in just 4 days creating a pandemic worldwide.

Apart from the speed of transmission of this virus, which makes it more dangerous is that in many people, it doesn’t show symptoms during the initial days of the infection. The symptoms of COVID-19 include: –

  • Mild fever, cold, cough.
  • Running nose.
  • Tiredness or weakness in the whole body.
  • Sore throat
  • Breathing problems
  • Pneumonia

People aged 60 or above, who have low immunity, and those with medical issues like heart problems, diabetes, and asthma are at a higher risk of contracting this disease.

The team at Dr. Sanjay Kalra’s Multispeciality Dental Clinic in Panchkula wants to convey this to every individual that, according to WHO, around 80% of people suffering from this disease recover. Also, chances of being infected can be reduced if each one of us follows the lockdown/curfew mandate by the government and follows these precautions:

  • Go out of your homes only to buy daily necessities or medicines.
  • Wash your hands with soap regularly, or use hand sanitizer.
  • Wear masks only if you are sick or taking care of a sick person.
  • Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
  • Maintain social distance.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean your house with disinfectants.
  • Do take care of the old person (if any) in your family.

We request every one to take care of themselves and their families. Together, as a nation, we can fight this virus and save many lives.

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