Symptoms Of Corona Virus

Illustration of Symptoms Of Corona Virus
Illustration: Symptoms Of Corona Virus

I have had a cough and runny fever for 2 days, have I contracted the corona virus? But I have never been to a country that has contracted the corona virus, nor have I been exposed to a person who has contracted the corona virus, I’m afraid, please explain

1 Answer:

Hello Erlina, thank you for asking

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

Corona virus is a type of virus that can cause illnesses ranging from common flu flu to severe illness. These severe flu illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Novel Coronavirus 2019 virus (2019-nCoV) is a new type of coronavirus that has similarities to the corona virus that causes MERS and SARS. Most corona viruses are zoonotic, which are diseases from animals that are transmitted to humans. This virus was first discovered in the city of Wuhan, China, at the end of December 2019. Suspected transmission occurred due to a history of contact with the Huanan animal market.

Signs and symptoms of corona virus infection are like symptoms of common respiratory infections, such as:

 High fever more than 38 degrees Celsius Cough Shortness of breath and difficulty breathing In severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The Ministry of Health said that until now the corona virus has not been reported in Indonesia. So you don't need to panic too much if you don't have a history of going abroad, especially to countries where corona virus has been found.

Right now what you can do is:

 Always wash hands before and after activities, especially before and after eating, after using the toilet, after touching animals, removing trash, and after coughing or sneezing Eating nutritious food Sufficient exercise Avoid contact with animals / animal markets Avoid direct contact with sick people Use masks to prevent transmission Apply the correct cough ethics if you are coughing Do not travel to the affected country / place Stay alert and do not panic Consult a doctor if you have complaints / symptoms that are getting worse. A few answers from me, hopefully it helps.

Thank you :)

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