How Can The Corona Virus Be Transmitted If It Is Not In Contact With A Corona-positive Patient?

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I want to ask about corona virus. Can corona virus be transmitted if we do not have contact with people affected by the virus? I have these symptoms, but I don’t have chest tightness or breathing? Only have flu symptoms, cough, and common cold.

1 Answer:

Hello Jihan Rizki, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.

Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.

The world is currently horrendous with the outbreak of the Corona Virus novel that originated in China. This virus is transmitted between humans through droplets or saliva. Saliva here does not mean just spit, yes, but the spark can spread. When talking, a human is considered to issue 3000 droplets and when sneezing 40,000 droplets. The droplet can be directly inhaled by other people, or attached to other objects, and if touched by another person and the person does not wash their hands and touch the face area, or eat, that person can be infected with the virus. Someone who is positive for corona virus will be immediately quarantined and exiled to minimize the spread of this virus.

It is true that at this time the corona virus has begun to enter Indonesia, currently there are 2 people who are positively infected and have been quarantined. But we should not panic about this, the virus is not too deadly, especially at a young age and healthy people before. But because of its virulence / spread it is very fast between humans this is dangerous. Some of the symptoms if someone is infected with a corona virus novel are experiencing high fever, coughing, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing. These symptoms are actually not so specific and occur in many other diseases.

Responding to the symptoms that arise in you, at this time you may have a common cold infection, influenza, or mild ARI, but it never hurts to wear a mask because some of the above diseases can also be transmitted through droplets. If you don't have a mask, and it's difficult to get it, you can use a handkerchief, or other mouth cover. See a doctor if complaints continue.

Right now what you can do is:

 Don't panic and overdo it like buying too much groceries, buying masks, and so on, etc. Avoid the crowd for a while. Avoid people who cough, or sneeze at least 2 meters. Keep your hands clean. Avoid eating carelessly and without washing your hands first. Avoid touching the T area of ​​your face such as the eyes, nose and mouth. Get enough rest, and eat regularly to increase your immunity. That's all my answer, thank you very much :)

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