The last week has seen an increase of the amount of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease, also known as COVID-19. It is quickly becoming a threat to Americans and California residents.
Many cases have been reported in the United States, Americans have had diverse reactions, and it is evident that the virus is easily transmutable.
To protect yourself and others, the following tips are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Los Angeles Times:
The corona virus is transmuted via respiratory droplets entering your mouth nose or eyes. Try to not touch your face in public without washing your hands.
Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer will work in a pinch, but washing with soap and water is the most effective way to prevent the spread of the virus to yourself and others.
If you catch the virus, it is most likely you will not die or experience severe symptoms if you are young and don’t have severe respiratory conditions. According to the WHO, 82% out of a group of 17,000 people with confirmed cases of the virus had only mild symptoms.
The Los Angeles Times states that this percentage may likely be higher, as it is likely that many who contracted the disease did not report being sick because their symptoms were mild to non-existent.
Regardless, it is still important to cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing because it is possible to carry the virus and not experience any symptoms. Therefore, spreading the virus can put others at risk.
For more information on Coronavirus Disease prevention tips, visit www. cdc.gov.