Coronavirus (COVID-19) is becoming a big problem in the world now. A couple of thousand people are infecting every day and hundreds of people are passing away in every country. It was a huge problem in China and it moved all around the world especially to Europe now.
What Are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?
The illness arranged mild symptoms to patent severally sick and brings death. Though it doesn’t kill everyone who gets infected. People who have low immune power, it can be a serious problem for them. The main symptoms are similar to a common cold like running nose, fever, and cough but there will be shortness of breath with this virus.
• Coronavirus symbolic causes symptoms like regular flu including fever, dry cough and tiredness
• Some patients like elderly and having some other incurable health challenges, the infection can develop into pneumonia with shortness of breath, chest pain and chest tightness
• It starts with102 degrees fever directly and increases more followed by a dry cough
• It can lead to shortness of breath after a week and require to admit the hospital treatment with about 20% of patients
• With only running nose, sneezing, and sore throat might have been suffering only 5% of people and not suffer from COVID-19. It may the cause of common cold
Who should be tested?
Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.
• Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
• There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.
• Testing results may be helpful to inform decision-making about who you come in contact with.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians.
• Clinicians should work with their state and local health departments to coordinate testing through public health laboratories or work with clinical or commercial laboratories.
How to get tested?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, try calling your state or local health department or a medical provider.
What to do after you are tested?
• If you test positive for COVID-19, see If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone.
• If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your specimen was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection at the time of your specimen collection and that you could test positive later, or you could be exposed later and then develop the illness. In other words, a negative test result does not rule out getting sick later.
• You should continue to practice all the protective measures recommended to keep yourself and others free from illness.
See How to Protect Yourself.
If you are very sick get medical attention immediately
When to Seek Medical Attention
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face