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How it spreads?

1.The virus primarily spreads between people in a similar way to influenza, via respiratory droplets produced during coughing or sneezing.

2.The virus does not settle in the air, but on the ground, so it is not transmitted by the air. But these droplets can fall on surfaces, so people can also catch infection if they touch a surface that has been contaminated by the virus, and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

3.Virus stay viable and contagious on a metal, glass or plastic surface for up to 9 days at room temperatu...

Human coronaviruses

In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, which are often mild, but in rare cases are potentially lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment.

Most coronaviruses are not dangerous. Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child.

There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses.

Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses...

When to worry about a fever in adults

What is a fever? 

A fever is abnormal rise in normal body temperature level.

In general, you are said to have fever when your body temperature is above 100.4ºF (38ºC). But this reading can vary slightly depending on how you take your temperature – oral (mouth), armpit, ear, forehead, or rectal.

Best way to take temperature: Armpit, ear, and forehead temperatures are easier to measure than rectal or oral temperatures, but they are very not as accurate.

Right way to take an oral temperature:

  • Wait at least 30 minu...

What is the flu vaccine? 

A vaccine is a type of medicine that prepares the body’s immune system so that it can fight a disease, it has not come into contact with before. Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease once you have caught it. The flu vaccine can keep you from getting sick with the flu.

Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.

There are different forms of the flu, includ...

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