The corona became popular and its name appeared on all websites and publications in 2020. Its popularity rose because of the extremely high speed of its spreading. It started from the market in Wuhan province, in China, where it had revealed itself in December 2019. Then it reached the United States and the Philippines. According to statistics, SARS-CoV-2 has struck hundreds of thousands of people around the world. It has resulted in the fatal conclusion of more than 4 thousand people. SARS-CoV-2 is also known as COVID-19 or coronavirus.
Although the media in many countries caused panic over this disease, it is impossible to get infected without direct contact with the coronavirus diagnosed person.Thus it is necessary to destroy myths regarding this disease, introduce it to its distinctive features and ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19.
What are the symptoms of the Covid-19?
Coronavirus affects different groups of people on different levels. Most of those infected have slight symptoms of virus infection and do not need hospitalization. So the following frequent questions arise. When are you contagious? How long do you stay in such a condition? Is it true that loss sense of smell is coronavirus? So far we are aware that you are contagious from 48 to 72 hours before you notice any symptoms. The virus usually spreads within the first 48 hours as experts suggest. These are some important facts about the coronavirus contagious period.
- increased body temperature;
- dry cough;
Some infected people may also experience:
- various pain sensations;
- sore throat;
- lost sense of smell;
- rash on the skin or pigmentation of nails on the hands and feet.
The severe form of the disease causes:
- difficult breathing;
- the feeling of tightness or pain in the chest;
- impaired speech or motor functions.
If you have symptoms of virus infection or a severe illness, seek immediate medical attention. Before visiting a clinic or hospital, call and inform about your visit.
We recommend symptomatic treatment of coronavirus in humans at home with moderate symptoms and no other medical conditions.
So how long is it between exposure and getting sick?
On average, it takes 5-6 days between the moment of infection and the onset of symptoms. To know if you have the virus, you need to pass a test.
How long someone infected with coronavirus is sick?
It takes no longer than 10 days. The isolation period should take up to 14 days. This is the coronavirus contagious period.
How will I find out if I have got a Covid-19 or the flu?
The symptoms of Covid-19 are varied, and the slow count of infected in many countries unwittingly suggests that many people could already have the coronavirus and not even know about it.
Symptoms of the disease may not appear at all or in a mild form, like a runny nose, congestion, sore throat. In the worst case, there are also high fever, pain in muscles, breath shortness, cough. Unfortunately, many of us could easily mistake these symptoms for Influenza (flu).
How reliable is the Covid-19 test?
The cases of a new type of coronavirus infection over the past six months are approaching 4 million people around the world. At the same time, some countries, especially several European and Asian states, are gradually easing restrictions. Those who have had illnesses are getting Health Passports to be able to travel further. To do this, they suggest taking tests for antibodies to COVID-19, to see how the test is going. They tell you what these tests are and whether the presence of antibodies protects against reinfection.
Hypothetically, antibody tests are effective. The problem is that if the opening strategies of many countries soon include these analyzes, states will need billions of such tests in a short time. It is not yet clear how to make such a number of these tests of high quality and speed up their production.
Another aspect of antibody tests is that it is still not clear how to interpret their absence or presence in the human body. Many countries hope that the presence of antibodies in the blood will mean immunity to coronavirus, and a person will not be able to get sick with COVID-19 again.
It is worth noting that many antibody tests are 99 percent accurate. It means that in one case out of a hundred, a person who has had other coronavirus infections gets a positive diagnosis, but not COVID-19. If you get the flu and tested positive you are not contagious if the repeat swab test is negative.
But most important is how you are checked for coronavirus. Right now the new fastest supercomputer develops treatment against the virus. Fugaku has started to work on eliminating the virus. It is simulating how the virus can spread in any place, with open or closed windows. They expect to develop simulations of how the cells are spreading and making the virus grow among people. It is also suggested that Fugaku can give a big advantage in the future for people to fight social problems such as Covid-19, or other challenges.