Coronaviruses (CoV) belong to a vast family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has never been identified in humans, till the year 2019.

Since the virus has impacted a greater section of the globe, we all know how important it is to keep oneself at bay from this deadly disease. Here, we will tell you all about the symptoms, diagnosis, vaccination, and treatment of COVID-19.

When to consider getting tested for COVID-19

If you have been exposed to the virus and have had a close contact with anyone who is diagnosed COVID positive, consider calling your doctor for advice. Ask your doctor about how and when to get tested. We recommend you to not visit the hospital directly as it may increase the chances of spread of the virus. So, make sure you seek online or on-call help.

Following are the symptoms that may require you to get tested against coronavirus:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Cold & cough
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
How does the virus spread?

The virus spreads when cough droplets of a human having the virus get transferred to another healthy human’s eye, nose, or face in general. Infected people can also transfer the infection to other things and surfaces including door knobs, lift buttons, handrails etc. When any healthy human touches such contaminated surfaces and then touches their eyes, nose and face, they get infected as well.

How to avoid getting infected?
  • Avoid coming into contact with sick humans
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and face
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items with those with flu like symptoms
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • While coughing, cover your face with a disposable tissue or use a mask and discard them immediately in a waste bin.
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs
  • Avoid large gatherings, because you might not know who is sick. Infected people show no symptoms in the initial stages but they still might infect others
  • And finally, seek medical advice if you are sick
Why choose Sohana Hospital?

Sohana hospital is one of the safest places to get COVID diagnosed, vaccinated, and treated since the hospital ensures:

  • Proper sanitization & sterilization
  • In-house blood bank & pharmacy
  • Separate COVID ICUs & emergency ICU facility
  • RTP-CR test in separate molecular lab accredited by NABL
  • Well equipped & trained staff with PPE kits for regular monitoring
  • A dedicated team of pulmonologists, ENT specialists, endocrinologists, and MD

Coronavirus is no joke. It has already affected lives in a horrendous manner and we do not want you to risk your health. If you or anyone you know gets any of the symptoms mentioned above, consult a medical professional. Also, make sure you follow all the tips mentioned above to stay safe.