Coronavirus is a virus that can lead to severe respiratory disease such as pneumonia, bronchitis and other life-threatening conditions. It has been known to be the cause of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).
The coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause respiratory and stomach illnesses in humans. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, and gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea or vomiting. There are no specific treatments for the virus but there are some precautions you can take to protect your family at home from contracting it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding contact with people who have the virus and washing hands frequently with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap isn’t available.
To protect your home against the coronavirus, follow these steps:
- Cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing
- Wear masks when you’re around people who may have the virus, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching anything that could be contaminated by an infected person’s saliva, wear gloves if there’s any chance of coming into contact with blood.
- Wash hands often with soap for 20 seconds at least 10 times per day
- Avoid close contact with other people if you are sick (especially children)
- If someone in your home has symptoms of the virus, keep them away from others who may come into contact with them.
- Clean surfaces like tables or door knobs which may have come into contact with droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes,