Impact Of Corona Infection On Human Lungs
How does the Corona virus infect human lungs and what are the consequences? Please answer yes dock.
Hello Fikri, Thank you for the question.
Corona virus infection (corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)) is caused by a new type of corona virus that is becoming an epidemic in various parts of the world today. This virus attacks the lower lung tract causing interference with the respiratory tract, infection of the lung sacs (pneumonia), and even life-threatening if respiratory failure occurs. This virus will attach to one of the receptors in the lower respiratory tract which then triggers the immune system to work by releasing a number of inflammatory substances. This virus causes the immune system to overreact so that more inflammation is released by the body. As a result, there is excessive inflammation in the respiratory tract and causes pneumonia and respiratory failure. Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to this virus with symptoms that resemble normal flu. But usually the common symptoms that appear are coughing, shortness of breath, and high fever. Until now, no definitive treatment has been found to overcome the corona virus infection and the manufacture of vaccines is still in the research stage.
This virus can be transmitted from one person to another by inhaling the coughing spark and sneezing of the patient, touching objects contaminated with the virus, then touching the nose, mouth and eyes, and close contact with the sufferer. To prevent corona virus infection it is recommended to:
always maintain cleanliness of both hands by washing hands with soap and clean water or if not available can use hand sanitizers that contain alcohol at least 60% avoid touching the nose, mouth and eyes before washing hands stay at home and do not leave the house unless it is very urgent limit interaction with other people avoid people who are coughing and colds avoid crowding always cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with tissue which is then thrown into the trash always keep the environment clean about you If you have symptoms in the respiratory tract that are classified as mild, please you stay at home for 14 days and make sure to be in a different room from others, but if you have symptoms of high fever (38 C or more) accompanied by shortness of breath, please consult your doctor immediately at the nearest hospital emergency room. Make sure you call beforehand so that medical personnel can take the necessary precautions.
I hope this helps.