How to Avoid Coronavirus Infection

As the world confronts the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, staying informed and vigilant becomes crucial. The virus, with its swift spread and potential health implications, has emphasized the need for everyone to adopt preventive measures diligently. Safeguarding oneself and the community starts with understanding and implementing best practices in personal hygiene and public interactions. In this guide, we'll walk you through evidence-based strategies and recommendations to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. With collective effort and informed choices, we can navigate this challenge effectively and responsibly.

Coronavirus Can Resist on Surfaces for a Few Hours to Several Days

By washing your hands multiple times a day, after every encounter with a possible infected surface, you minimize the risks of infection. 

Washing Hands Prevents Coronavirus Spread

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COVID-19 Can Spread Through the Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Because the virus resists on surfaces you can touch an infected area and then touch your face and risk getting sick. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands because the virus can spread through the mucous membranes which are a direct pathway to your throat and lungs. The virus cannot spread through tougher parts of your body as your skin.

Coronavirus Can Spread Through Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Coronavirus Spreads Through Airways

If you are infected with COVID-19 you can infect other people if you sneeze or cough without covering your mouth. When you cough or sneeze particles spread from your mouth into the air which can be inhaled by others. The most efficient way to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing is by using the inside of your elbow or a single-use tissue so you will not contaminate your hands and then other objects by touching them. 

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COVID-19 Spreads Through Airways

Reduce and Avoid Close Contact with People to Prevent COVID-19

Self-isolate at home, avoid crowds, shop not during rush hours, and do not be close with people that show symptoms of Coronavirus, you know are infected or suspect it. Symptoms of COVID-19 to look for are fever, cough, fatigue, and problems breathing.

Avoid Close Contact to Prevent Coronavirus

Stay Home If You Show Symptoms of COVID-19 

Signs of Coronavirus infection are cough, fever, tiredness, sore throat, runny nose, in severe cases difficulty breathing, and chest pains. Self-isolate from people in your house and closely watch the development of your symptoms.

Stay Home if You Show Signs of Covid-19

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Seek Help if Symptoms of COVID-19 Worsen

If you have a fever from 38 °C(103.4°F), persistent dry cough, difficulty breathing, pressure or chest pain, seek medical care immediately. Do not go to a hospital without calling first. Call beforehand and talk with the medical staff. They will give you instructions and will assure you will get the assistance you need safely.

Seek Help if Symptoms of COVID-19 Worsen

Do Not Trust Everything You Read About Coronavirus

There is a lot of fake news and data about COVID-19 that can cause confusion and panic. Pick your sources carefully and trust confirmed information, published by verifiable outlets. Also, do your research and talk with a medical professional if you are confused.

Do not trust everything you read about the new Coronavirus

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