How do you know if you have COVID-19?
Covid-19 is a virus which is transferred from animals to human and human to human. The World Health Organization has termed the Covid-19 as a pandemic. It’s important to know if someone has COVID-19 or not.
So, how do you know if someone has Covid-19? And what are the symptoms?
Following are some of the symptoms if someone has COVID-19:
To examine yourself, first, you should check if you have fever, tiredness and dry cough. These are the foremost symptoms of this virus. Many of the infected persons also have a runny nose, nasal congestion, diarrhoea, sore throat, aches and pain. Most of the people who got infected with this virus recovered without getting any treatment and many of them got died because of it. So, it depends on the condition of the patient.
People who got the worst ones had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart issues. People with chronic respiratory diseases are also more exposed to this virus.
Symptoms according to the National Health Service in the UK:
The National Health Service in the UK has mentioned some of the main symptoms to be noted, such as:
- You have a high temperature especially even you touch your back or chest, and it’s so hot
- Or you have got a repeated cough which cannot be stopped.
It is a virus, so it cannot be treated with an anti-biotics. The antiviral drugs also do not work to stop this virus. The other bad thing is that there isn’t still vaccine to overcome the disease. So, if a person has high immunity system, he is at low risk of getting this virus.
What if I have temperature and cough?
If you have symptoms mentioned above, it’s recommended staying at home for at least seven days. Staying home won’t infect other people. All people need to follow whether they came back from abroad or not.
If you live in the UK, you can frequently check the coronavirus NHS 111 website to get the latest news. If the situation gets worst, even you stayed for one week at home, then call NHS 111 for help. The tests are done if you are at the hospital. If you are in any other country, still you can visit WHO websites for latest updates.
To stay at home, many countries for the safety of people lockdown their countries. Many have closed the airports and banned the travels even inside their countries. The lockdown is vital to control the virus from spreading.