The outbreak of the coronavirus in Malaysia recently is still under investigation, but that is no reason for people to panic. For many years we have heard about outbreaks of deadly viruses like the plague and the small pox. Why do we need face masks and hand wash programs?
Smallpox was one of the deadliest diseases in the history of the world. Millions died, but it had a very long incubation period. The disease affected almost all the population of North America and Britain, but it appears to have been confined to particular groups in each area.
Smallpox also caused death from severe burns, external haemorrhage and internal bleeding. These same symptoms appear when someone contracts the coronavirus. In the United States, the symptoms are fever, headache, muscle aches, and cough.
Smallpox is most common among children. The mortality rate rises with age. Ninety percent of cases are in the second year. That is a lot of children to die in one country.
In the United States there is one case occurring every five seconds. This can seem like an awful lot of deaths happening at once, but the size of the population makes the problem look smaller. In a few years that statistic could be much worse. We need to stop this virus now.
One of the most important steps to protecting yourself against a case of the coronavirus is to use a hand wash. You may not think about it as often as you should, but hand washes are a very good way to protect yourself against serious illnesses. They are also very good at preventing possible outbreaks. With a hand wash you can protect your entire body.
It is easy to prevent a case of the coronavirus by washing your hands. If you are in a restaurant you should put on the latex gloves and wash your hands carefully. If you are cleaning a room you should take them off and dry your hands thoroughly. Don’t forget to get a towel to cover your bare hands.
If you have been in contact with the virus then you will know what it feels like. It’s something like being hit in the face with a baseball bat. The virus will affect many parts of the body. It can attack the throat, eyes, nose, throat, eyes, ears, and the chest.
These areas will feel painful but the worst part is the high fever. A person with the coronavirus will feel like they are swimming through their skin. It’s awful.
When an outbreak does occur, it’s important to do whatever you can to stop it. It is possible to infect an entire room with the virus. One person infected will spread the disease. That can happen in less than half an hour.
The most effective way to prevent an outbreak is to prevent contact with people who have it. A person who has it will spread it to other people if they touch the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals. Those are the areas that are most likely to get infected, but that doesn’t mean that a person with the virus can’t get it in other places.
People who have asthma, diabetes, and respiratory problems are at high risk for getting the virus. There is no cure for the virus. That makes it important to use hand washes and to wash your hands thoroughly. Even if you can prevent a case of the coronavirus from spreading it is better to prevent an outbreak.