Mild Flu After Contact With Foreign Nationals, Is It Possible To Contract The Corona Virus?
Doc, I have had physical contact with a German citizen who just came to Indonesia. he looks healthy and until now he looks healthy. is it possible he can pass covid 19 to me? 2 weeks after contact with the woman I had the flu, but it was mild and there were no symptoms of shortness of breath and fever
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COVID-19 is a Corona Virus Infection Disease caused by the Corona virus. This virus can infect any person by person, there have been 339,710 people infected with this corona virus worldwide. COVID-19 is set as a Global Pandemic because almost all countries in the world are affected by this corona virus infection. Forms of transmission of this virus such as transmission of patients with the flu, that is through the air or droplets, and can also be through touch that is when we come into contact with body parts contaminated with body fluids of patients infected with COVID-19.
This virus has an incubation period or a period of time since the entry of the virus to cause symptoms for 2-14 days. Symptoms caused by COVID-19 are symptoms such as mild flu, namely fever, cough, runny nose, to severe symptoms such as pneumonia, namely coughing, fever accompanied by tightness. This virus can affect anyone, both children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, adults, and the elderly. During the incubation period, people who have been infected do not have any symptoms. So it will be difficult for him to know whether he is infected or not.
So that in a country with a high corona case the population in it may not know that it has been infected or not if it is still in incubation period. Or someone meets with residents from other countries who are infected with COVID-19 but is still in the incubation period, so there are no symptoms, so this corona virus can spread and infect other people. This can increase the risk of spreading the corona virus to healthy people.
Therefore, cooperation is needed from all parties in Indonesia to try harder to improve the control and prevention of the transmission of the corona virus, especially for oneself and family. Symptoms that appear on you are included in the category of suspect or (Insider Oversight) ie if the symptoms that appear are only mild, one between fever or respiratory problems, plus close contact with positive patients with COVID-19 or a history of traveling. Even if you don't travel, you have contact with German foreigners who are also COVID-19 infected countries. And we don't know whether the foreigner is corona positive or not.
Then you should check into a referral hospital for a throat swab examination and determine whether the cause of your symptoms is corona virus or not. But indeed at this time the main priority of hospital treatment and laboratory examinations is for the suspect that is people who have symptoms of respiratory disorders that are getting more severe and need hospital treatment plus close contact with positive patients with COVID-19 or a history of traveling. So that your immune system can increase, do the following:
Eat nutritious and balanced food
Expand vegetables and fruit
Drink plenty of water, at least 8 glasses per day
Wash your hands often so that cleanliness is maintained and the risk of transmission of the virus decreases
I hope this helps