CORONA VIRUS: How to Protect Yourself from the Disease

What is Coronavirus and COVID-19?

COVID-19 is part of a large family of viruses collectively called Coronaviruses. Some coronaviruses infect people causing cold-like illness, whilst others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, bats, canine, and feline. The virus infecting animals as called zoonotic, only infects animals and do not infect humans.

However, in rare cases, some coronaviruses that infect animals have developed the capacity to infect humans and subsequently spread between people.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are examples of some such cases.

COVID-19 is suspected to have originated in animals and spread to humans leading to an outbreak of the disease in a major form and is spreading rapidly from person to person.

What makes COVID-19 so deadly?

Owing to the fact that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) popularly called COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus, there is no vaccine or drug for effective treatment of the disease.

It was unknown until the first reported cases and deaths that took place in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

From Wuhan, China, the virus has spread globally, and the World Health Organization has declared it to be a pandemic. 

Symptoms:

  • It usually takes between two days to two weeks for the symptoms to appear.
  • The intensity of these symptoms may range from mild to severe.
  • The most common symptoms are, cough, constant chest pain or tightness, breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, fever, runny nose, sore throat, lung and kidney failure in severe cases.

SPREAD:

  • Coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person.
  • Spread through body fluid that transfers from one person to another.
  • Spreads when one has contact with infected surfaces.
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • The individual gets infected with the Covid-19 disease when he touches his nose, mouth, or eyes after his contact with the infected surface.
  • All those who have recently traveled to countries that have reported a large number of people being infected by Covid-19, residents of such countries, and people who might have had contact with infected persons, have a higher probability of contracting the disease.

Who may be infected:

  •  Everyone, despite their age, is vulnerable to the disease.
  •  Older adults and people with comorbid diseases like diabetes, heart ailment, respiratory or lung disorder, cancer or serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk.

What to do if you are sick or you are having the symptoms:

  • Cover your mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze, with a tissue or raise your arm and sneeze into your elbow.
  • After coughing or sneezing, clean your hands immediately with alcohol-based hand sanitizer, or wash your hands with soap and water.
  •  Stay at home. Keep away from public places. If you must go out, make use of a nose mask.
  • Call for medical help as soon as you notice these symptoms. 
  •   Do not panic.

Protecting yourself:

  • Refrain from touching body parts such as the eyes, mouth, and nose.
  •  Keep away from public gatherings, avoid travelling, if you must go out, take ample precaution and use a mask for protection.
  •  Stay away from people who are infected or display symptoms of infection.
  •  Regularly wash your hands.
  •  Don't share household items like beddings and utensils with sick people.
  •  Use alcohol-based sanitizers to clean your hands often whenever you can't access soap and water. Use sanitizers that have at least 60% alcohol. A sanitizer like Vyora Herbals Antibacterial Instant Hand Sanitizer is perfect for disinfecting your hands.
  •  Keep your immediate surrounding clean and disinfect surfaces with alcoholic solutions, bleach, or other disinfectants. 
  •  Cook your food and meat properly. Please do not eat them raw.
  • You would observe that the best way to prevent yourself from getting infected is to avoid all forms of exposure to the virus.

 Two most effective ways of controlling spread of the virus:

Washing hands

Wash hands at frequent intervals with soap or detergent under running water.

Follow these steps for a proper hand wash:

  •  Wet your hands preferably with running water.
  • Apply soap to your hands.
  • Rub your palms against each other vigorously. Scrub the back and edge of hands, between fingers and underneath fingernails. Do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse hands with clean running water, and properly dry them.
  • Apply sanitizer to clean washed hands.

Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer is a portable disinfectant that one can use as an alternative for soap and water for a fast and effective way to clean and have a germ-free hand.

The World Health Organization recommends sanitizers that have at least 60% alcohol content.

Follow these steps for sanitizing hands:

Squeeze thumbnail size amount in your palm, briskly rub palms, back and edges of hands, nail, between fingers for 30 seconds and until dry.

Why use Vyora Herbals Antibacterial Instant Hand Sanitizer?

  •  In keeping with WHO recommendations, Vyora Instant Hand Sanitizer contains 70% alcohol and comes in a variety of very affordable sizes. It comes in 18ml (45x75mm), 100ml (110x85mm) and 500ml (50x100mm) bottles packed in attractive containers. 
  •   Alcohol-based sanitizers like Vyora Herbals Antibacterial Instant Hand Sanitizer can be used to prevent contraction of Covid-19 from exposed surfaces. 
  •   The significant component of Vyora Herbals Antibacterial Instant Hand Sanitizer is Isopropyl Alcohol 70%. You don't need to rinse hand with water after using this hand sanitizer because it kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, and viruses that can cause sicknesses.

Word of advice from Vyora Herbals

Just like hand washing, the use of hand sanitizers is a process that we should engage in often, especially when you have had contact with people or surfaces. 

Always carry a hand sanitizer wherever you go. Keep one in your bags or pocket, in your car, and handy around your house. Practice healthy personal hygiene and keep yourself and your loved ones safe from diseases

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