Can The Person In Control Of The Corona Virus Transmit Through The Object Being Held?

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Good evening I want to ask if people with complaints of cough, runny nose, tightness and have a history of meeting LN LN have confirmed positive Corona. Then if by holding he could be infected?

1 Answer:

Hello Sari,

Thank you for the question.

The SARS-CoV 2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus2) virus that causes COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019) is indeed being rife recently, considering that it is endemic in various countries, including Indonesia. Clinically, the initial symptoms of the disease are similar to those of other mild respiratory infections, which include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, muscle and joint pain, and other sensations of being unwell. However, at a later stage, if this condition is not treated properly, and if the patient's immune system is weak, severe respiratory distress can develop, which can be characterized by shortness of breath, chills, excessive sweating, and even death. The course of this disease to cause serious symptoms can vary, between 2 days to 2 weeks after the virus enters the body.

Of course, not everyone with complaints of cough, runny nose, and shortness can be diagnosed with COVID-19. Because, as mentioned before, respiratory infections by other causes can also show symptoms similar to COVID-19. The diagnosis generally needs to be carried out in several stages, including in-depth interviews (to explore the history of contact with COVID-19 sufferers, the history of traveling to an area that is plagued by an outbreak of COVID-19, and also the history of suffering from certain diseases that decrease endurance), physical examination (including by evaluating vital signs, lung and heart function), supporting examinations (for example blood tests, x-rays, sputum tests, throat swabs, etc.) if needed. Not everyone also needs to undergo a series of examinations above. However, if based on interviews and physical examination you are considered at risk of contracting, then the doctor will direct you to undergo further tests.

Transmission of the SARS-CoV 2 virus mainly occurs due to inhalation or ingestion of mucus splashes from the patient's airways (saliva, snot, phlegm), for example when he coughs, sneezes, speaks at close range, or spits. Not only that, transmission can also occur through indirect contact, such as when shaking hands with contaminated hands, exchanging eating and drinking utensils, holding contaminated furniture, and so on). Only by holding his body, the potential for transmission of infection is actually very small if no other contact occurs as mentioned earlier, which can increase your risk of contracting the disease.

Even so, keeping watch will certainly be better for you. Therefore, if indeed you are interacting with people who are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19 as mentioned above, you should use a mask, always wash your hands with running water and antiseptic soap after every contact, take a good bath, keep yourself clean and your environment, and also protect your immune system by adopting a healthy diet, getting enough rest, exercising regularly, stay away from cigarettes, and don't also take drugs carelessly. If later you feel like experiencing similar symptoms, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine ..

I hope this helps.

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