Good night doc. now i am in hospital to take care of my kk after surgery. Incidentally, I was in the outside waiting room to accompany my husband to work on college assignments. But arrived “medical officers pass by bringing patients with covid a distance of about 1 meter from me and my husband. And it so happens that my husband and I don’t wear masks. What are the chances of me and my husband being infected by a doc?
Hello Apriani, Thank you for the question.
Corona virus is indeed endemic in various parts of the world today. Corona virus is still relatively new so that knowledge about this virus is still growing. Until now it is known that this virus can be transmitted by inhaling splashes of coughing and sneezing from sufferers, touching the nose, mouth, and eyes after touching items contaminated with this virus, or close contact with other people. This virus can cause symptoms that resemble the common cold symptoms but symptoms generally include shortness of breath, coughing, and high fever. Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure to this virus.
At present, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indonesian Ministry of Health have recommended the use of masks when outside the home. The aim is to reduce the risk of contracting corona virus infection. If you do not wear a mask when outside the home, whatever you are in a place with a high risk of transmission that is the hospital, then there is the possibility of corona virus infection. You can try the following recommendations:
do isolation independently for 14 days at home, you should not leave the house if it is not urgent. If you have to wait for your sister, you should limit the watchman just you or your husband. Also limit people who visit your sister
when doing independent isolation, make sure you are in a separate room with other family members
if you have to do activities outside the home, always use a mask, avoid crowds, keep a distance from other people at least 1 meter, limit interaction with others
make it a habit to always maintain hand hygiene by washing hands regularly with soap and clean water or hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol content
Do not touch the nose, mouth and eyes before washing hands
Always apply a good cough and sneeze ethic, which is to always cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue and then throwing the tissue in the trash
If you or your husband later experience symptoms of high fever (38 C or more) and shortness of breath, please immediately visit the nearest hospital emergency room. Before going to the hospital try to contact the hospital first so that medical staff can also take appropriate preventive measures.
I hope this helps.