Symptoms includes, fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath as well as breathing difficulties. Apparently, coronavirus can also cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems. Including, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Common signs of infection also include respiratory symptoms. In more severe cases, infection can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure as well as death.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
Furthermore, because it’s a new illness, we don’t know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person. Although similar viruses are spread via cough droplets. It’s very unlikely to spread through things like packages or food. However, here at FRUK, we advise to not only wash your hands regularly but also clean all surfaces and items before use and wash your hand immediately after use, call us extra or OCD!
Should you feel unwell or if there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, then you may be asked to stay away from everyone and self-isolate. This means you should:
stay at home
not go to work, school or public places
not use public transport or taxis
ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus. Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses. Any treatment only aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness. Isolation is recommended inorder for you to stay away from other people until recovered.