SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that belongs to the coronavirus family and can cause COVID-19, a contagious viral infection that mainly attacks the throat and lungs.
It is a new disease not yet deeply known by the scientific community. It was first identified in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China.
Common signs of infection include symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing.
The new coronavirus is transmitted through the airways, especially when the infected person coughs or sneezes. Releasing droplets that contaminate other people, objects and surfaces, around the infected person.
A person can become infected mainly by involuntarily touching the hand to the face. Thus, allowing SARS-CoV-2 to have contact with your mouth, nose or eyes and so on into your body, which can trigger COVID-19 disease.
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads between humans directly and indirectly. Its contamination can be caused by simple body contact, or when an infected person is very close to other uninfected people.
We naturally expel particles when we speak, cough or sneeze. Droplets of saliva from an infected with coronavirus, can stay in the air for a while and can be contracted by another person through the airways.
SARS-CoV-2 also stays on surfaces for a while, and it can contaminate a person who touches these places and then touch his mouth, nose or eyes, and thus viruses will enter your body.
Symptoms are changes in the perception that each person has of their own body, their metabolism or their sensations. That is why you should make an assessment against your own perceptions of the previous days.
The general symptoms of COVID-19 are: fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, headache and body aches, conjunctivitis and decreased smell and taste. Pay attention to the main symptoms:
One of the most common symptoms. In the first week the fever tends to be low, around 99.5 ºF (37.5 ºC) and may increase, from the second week, to more than 100.5 ºF (38 ºC).
COVID-19's cough is usually dry, initially without much secretion, and is a symptom that intensifies over the days. When combined with any of these others it is a warning sign.
The most worrying symptom, even when perceived without any other symptom. Generating a feeling of tiredness and shortness of breath on exertion, which can evolve to shortness of breath at rest.
There is currently no vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. The best way to prevent it is to avoid exposure to the virus and frequently do hand and face hygiene.
Although research is happening at high speed and in quantity around the world, there is still no scientifically recognized treatment protocol for the cure of COVID-19 disease.
Likewise, research for vaccine development is evolving, but it is still a non-existent solution.
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Staying at home is the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus
RUB ON ALL
SURFACES OF YOUR HANDS
GRAB YOUR FINGERS AND SCRUB
THE PALMS OF YOUR HANDS
WASH YOUR NAILS
DRY YOUR HANDS WITH A TOWEL
(DO NOT SHARE A FACE TOWEL)
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This is a time when we receive high volume and information, and many of them without truth and credibility. Talk to the people around you to keep them updated as well, always based on serious sources and committed to the truth.
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In this map, we identify territorially, by federal state of Brazil, the proportion of people likely to be infected with the new coronavirus.
This group includes all people who were identified in this triage as having high and low probability of being infected, symptomatically or asymptomatically, and also those who have already had positive diagnoses of infection, in laboratory tests, and who are still not considered cured.
The other cases, which are not part of this percentage, are cured cases and those with a very low or remote probability of being infected.
In this map, we identified the proportion of people at risk of developing more severe cases of COVID-19, which represent a high probability of requiring hospitalization if they are infected with the new coronavirus.
The percentage indicated on the map identifies the proportion of people who were identified in this assessment of the risk of progressing to a severe case in the event of being affected by the disease, as being part of the high or medium-high risk groups, considering age, physiological and behavioral data, in addition to the coexistence of chronic diseases (comorbidities).
The other cases, which are not part of the presented percentage, are the participants classified as people with low, medium-low or medium risk, according to the criteria indicated.
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Currently, there are lots of dubious information about the disease which, together with fake news, creates uncertainty for the entire population. So, we move to draw up a guide with questions and answers in addition to essential prevention information already circulating widely.
We follow scientific, medical, epidemiological and social, guidelines from different health institutions, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO), among others.
Our goal is to collaborate with the sharing of serious and relevant information so that the understanding of the coronavirus is broadened.
These questions and answers will be updated as more is learned about COVID-19, how to prevent it, how it spreads, with what intensity and how it is affecting people around the world.
As a health care company that relies on data science, Heart Care can greatly contribute to understanding and analyzing effective ways of controlling the progress of the pandemic.
Following are information and recommendations from WHO, addressing the most frequent questions and inquiries from people around the world. For more information, see the WHO coronavirus page regularly: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019