The main means of preventing infection is regular and correct handling of the palms. Also, do not cover your mouth with your hand, which you then touch objects with. It has not yet been proven that the coronavirus can be infected by contact with a dog or cat, but care must be taken to maintain good hygiene.
Coronavirus signs and symptoms in children
The main sign and symptom of coronavirus is fever and anxiety. Reported cases infections in children have been relatively mild. Signs and symptoms of coronavirus were similar to colds and most often included fever, runny nose and cough, and gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting and diarrhea). Serious complications were also noted, but there were relatively few.
Children have a mild coronavirus disease, so its symptoms can be easily mistaken for a cold or flu. In addition to the typical symptoms of illness, parents should be warned of the following signs and symptoms of coronavirus infection:
unwillingness to drink fluids and a decrease in the frequency of urination in the child;
constant crying for no apparent reason;
fever that does not go away after taking antipyretic drugs;
unusual behavior of the child.
Sign and symptoms of coronavirus in the elderly people
Older people should be especially careful because it is this age group that is most at risk of infection and possible complications after the disease.
The immune system of elderly people is naturally weakened. Moreover, the body often fights against additional chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases. Loss of smell and taste are also considered to be early signs of coronavirus. Symptoms of coronavirus in the elderly are typical. Coronavirus and hypertension symptoms are most common in people who have previously suffered from high blood pressure. Doctors emphasize that they usually do not have a high fever.
What is the difference between influenza (flu) and coronavirus?
Statistics show that coronavirus causes more deaths than seasonal flu. The course of this disease is also much more dangerous. Because viruses can last several hours on telephone handsets, door handles, buttons, and other items.
The main differences between influenza and coronavirus are the following:
influenza is characterized by a runny nose and nasal congestion (signs of coronavirus: nose congestion is extremely rare);
the flu catches us suddenly with a full impulse, and the symptoms of coronavirus increase gradually;
a new infection, unlike colds and flu, manifests itself as an increase in breathing problems.
Severe shortness of breath and dry cough are signs of coronavirus breathing. The incubation period of the disease is 2-14 days. However, there are cases when this time was as much as 27 days. For comparison, symptoms of common flu usually develop after about 2 days.
When to Seek for Emergency Medical Care?
If you suspect coronavirus infection, you should report it to the hospital’s infectious disease ward as soon as possible.
Do not go to the emergency room or clinic. There is a high risk of infecting other people in the waiting room! It’s better to call your doctor, describe your symptoms and follow his instructions. Stay safe! A complete list of recommendations and useful information is provided by the Russian Supercomputer Center.