No day passes when COVID-19 is not mentioned. So much information is circulated all over the globe about this illness. One should be wary of the news that is spread in every media platform possible.
A little background about this dreaded respiratory disease has been spreading around the globe. This new coronavirus was first detected in China and recently has been detected in almost 70 locations worldwide, including the US, and is now called COVID-19, an abbreviation of coronavirus disease 2019. COVID-19, same as its family of viruses MERS-CoV and Sars-CoV, originated from bats. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.” The spread of this disease must be controlled to prevent more people from getting infected.
One must be calm to be able to function properly in times of crisis like this. One must also get the facts straight in order to know how to go about fighting this disease.
Here are some facts to guide you in combating this dreaded illness.
- Some Asians and Asian-looking citizens may have experiencedbeing discriminated after news about COVID-19 broke loose. The fact must be straightened out that no ethnicity is more prone to this viral disease. Anyone with low immunity is susceptible to COVID-19, regardless of race.
- COVID-19 can spread quite quickly, so extra precautions must be done. There are simple things that can be done to keep yourself and the people around you healthy. The simple washing of hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as often as needed can help keep the virus from spreading. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands. When sick, stay at home to strengthen the immune system in order to avoid catching COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue while coughing or sneezing and dispose of your tissue properly. Proper sanitation and cleaning of the environment lower the risk of being infected by the COVID-19, so practice cleanliness.
- According to WHO, “The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.” According to a recent researchfeatured in Annals of Internal Medicine, “Assuming infection occurs at the initiation of monitoring, our estimates suggest that 101 out of every 10 000 cases will develop symptoms after 14 days of active monitoring or quarantine.” If you experience the above symptoms, check with your doctor for a possible risk of infection, especially when you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have traveled to areas where there is an ongoing spread of the virus.
COVID-19 prevention is better than any cure, because an outbreak involving this kind of disease is hard to contain, so it is vital to keep yourself informed and updated, and always exercise caution and proper hand hygiene. If, despite taking all precautions, a worst-case scenario happens and the illness is caught by a family member, there may arise a need for biohazard cleanup to prevent the virus from spreading further. Should this need arise, we at ServiceMaster by Wright will take care of Coronavirus decontamination in Port Charlotte Florida and its neighboring counties.
We at ServiceMaster by Wright and all franchises nationwide have always been available for many bio-hazard delicate human situations, crises, and disasters. Many people do not know where to turn when they need services of this type, which require training and expertise. We certainly have always been there for those experiencing a trauma disaster. We were the first responders at 911, called to assist. We are preparing to be available to our community with our Bio-Hazard team if there is a need that is presented. We are a company with Bio-Hazard Experience and Training. A company to call to not capitalize on a situation but a company to offer a solution if the situation allows.
Our trained and experienced people are our best assets if you need the services of a Coronavirus decontamination company in Port Charlotte Florida. Call us at 866-676-7761. We serve Bradenton, Bonita Springs, Englewood, Cape Coral, Marco Island/Naples, Estero, Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Venice, Longboat Key, and Port Charlotte.