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How does Coronavirus work and what you can do to avoid it

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What does COVID-19 do?

In case of 80% of people who contract COVID-19, the symptoms will be similar to the common cold and it will resolve without issue.

If you look at the data from China, about 14% of cases progress to severe wear some people have difficulty breathing and only 5% of cases are critical. The mortality rate is the number of cases that result in death. The mortality rate is between two and 4% in China but it is less than 1% in the rest of the world.

When the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 and thus the body, it binds to certain cells in the lungs. These cells normally prevent the build-up of mucus and other debris within the lungs. That can result in some difficulty breathing. This is a phase of COVID-19, which can last about a week. At the same time your immune system will take appropriate response to the invaders and it will start to kill off the virus cells. During this time you develop a fever, which creates a hostile in Parliament for the virus. Then gradually you will get rid of mucus and build up by coughing and a running nose. This is a normal immune response of your body towards the foreign invader coronavirus.

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However, it can be different in case of people who have a compromised immune function. In them, this stage can result in an altered response. Then the immune system will not only attacked the virus cells but it will also attack the body's own cells as well. That can result in further difficulty breathing which can ultimately progress to a severe respiratory illness. When that happens, the patient will need hospitalisation.

What can you do?

If you want to prevent the possible infection of coronavirus, what can you do?

Take these simple steps

The virus spread through the droplets and coughs and sneezes and so if you can avoid them, it'll be possible for you to stay away from the problem. It does not spread through air. If a person has coronavirus infection, he or she coughs onto the hand and then touches a door handle, the virus may stay in the door handle. If you touch the same door handle within a specific period, the virus may come into contact of your hands. When you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with the hand, it can let the virus enter your body and you can become sick of COVID-19. That is why, it is very important to wash your hands frequently with soap and water. You can also use a hand sanitizer. It is very important to wash your hands before you prepare or eat food.

If you are unwell, you should catch your coughs and sneezes in a tissue and through the tissue away and then wash your hands.

Isolate yourself

If you doubt that you may have COVID-19 infection, you should immediately isolate yourself at home from other people and animals. If you do not have the infection, you can still reduce the spread of the virus by isolating yourself for a few days. Try to reduce going out as much is possible. If possible, you can always work from home so that you don't have to go to the office or use public transportation. If possible instead of going out to buy foods and other products, you can always order online.

Stay up-to-date

You should stay up to date with a trusted source of information. Do not simply believe anything that you see online or in social media.

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