“The coronavirus outbreak has been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization.”
In light of recent media attention surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, everyone is becoming increasingly concerned with infection and safety for their family and loved ones. In this blog post we will discuss how you can build and maintain a strong immune system.
What is the coronavirus?
The coronavirus is a common virus that can cause upper respiratory tract infections in your throat, nose or sinuses. There are a few different coronaviruses which don’t pose a danger to humans if treated correctly, but the 2019 coronavirus has led to almost over 1000 deaths since first emerging a few months ago.
How does the coronavirus spread?
The coronavirus spreads through the air by coughing and sneezing, just like other respiratory infections. Similarly, it can also be transmitted through contact with objects that an infected person has come in contact with, like a door knob or hand rail.
What are the symptoms of the coronavirus?
The symptoms of the coronavirus include coughing, a runny nose, sore throat and a fever. These aren’t unique symptoms and common with many other non-threatening illnesses. If you have been in contact with an individual from China, you should go see a doctor.
How long does it take for the coronavirus to show symptoms after exposure?
It has been mentioned that it can take anywhere between 2 and 14 days for symptoms to arise.
How can you prevent catching and spreading coronavirus?
Advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that you can avoid catching the coronavirus by following general prevention tips. This includes correct hand washing procedures, covering your mouth (especially when coughing and sneezing) and staying away from sick people.
How are you dealing with the news? Are you feeling anxious or fearful?
There are still many unknowns about the coronavirus, but instead of going into more facts and statistics, let’s get PRACTICAL! It is very important to maximize our bodies antioxidant capacity and support the immune system to minimize and prevent viral attacks!
What can we do to support our immune system from the virus?
Here are our first aid kit necessities!