CORONA VIRUS ( COVID 19)

A Corona virus is known as a virus that causes an infection in your nose ,

sinuses,upper throat.It is a family of virus known for containing strains

that can lead to deadly disease to any living thing.It is a global Health emergency.

It is the same as the SARS virus.This virus is new and more potent.Corona virus originated from WUHAN China.The disease caused by coronavirus has a 3.4percent fatality rate whereas the flu fatality rate in USA is only 0.1 percent.This ugly, wicked virus has eliminated so many lives it is very scary.The virus causes severe acute respiratory infection and symptoms seem to start with fever,followed by cough.Thousands of lives have been lost in Italy,Spain,South Korea,

China and so many other countries.As at today we have 1060 deaths in USA .Globally death toll is over 21,000 and more than 471,000 have been infected by the virus according to data from John Hopkins University.

It started as epidemic(China) to now Pandemic.(global)

SYMPTOMS

Physical distancing,hand washing,no ibuprofen,no Advil,use Tylenol.Upper respiratory infection.,
COVID 19 more potent.
Hand washing is the key.

People may experience the following symptoms

Dry cough.

Fever.

Tiredness.

Difficulty breathing

As the disease become severe ,digestive symptoms become more serious and researchers found out that patient without digestive symptoms are more likely to be cued and discharged home.Other symptoms are poor appetite,diarrhea,vomiting and abdominal pain.

WHAT IS THE SOLUTION TO COVID19.

(1)The U.S Center for Disease Control confirms,”Hand washing is the

single most means of preventing the spread of infection

“Use soap and water happy birthday,happy birthday and happy

birthday (20seconds).

Use hand sanitizers as needed,wipe the door knobs,elevators knobs.

(2) Cough into your elbow.

(3) Avoid touching your face.

(4) Keep six feet distance.

(5) If you are sick stay home.

The major problem is that we do not want this disease to over power us.

Therefore we should do the right thing by

providing the right resources to the right people.

Provide medical staff with adequate PPE.

We cannot go to the war front without preparation ,

so also we cannot take care of Coronvirus patients without adequate equipment.

Patient coming into the hospital with Symptoms or No Symptoms must and should be tested.

Healthcare associated infection is the infection acquired 48hours after admission.

If a patient is not tested and later has COVID19 ,everyone who has contact will be in jeopardy

This will be very expensive, patient life ,cost and healthcare workers and preventable deaths.

Also it is important to note that depending on the agents,infection can be transmitted by contact that is person to person.

By droplet.

By airborne.

https://www.cdc.gov> cases-update

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu >covid-19

EMPTY FOR NOW.

Due to physical distancing people are encouraged to stay home.

So no person to person contact.Pray for God intervention to

save our situation while we are doing the right thing.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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