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WHO REPORTS ON CORONA VIRUS, Important Updates you must know & follow

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WHO REPORTS ON CORONA VIRUS, Important Updates you must know & follow

WHO REPORTS ON CORONA VIRUS, Important Updates you must know & follow : 

This all information is taken by the official account of WHO. In this era of social media, we never know what is true or what is not. We must look at this original WHO Report so that nothing could misguide us.

WHO REPORTS AT PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE OF COVID-19 : 

  • To view all technical guidance documents regarding COVID-19, please go to this webpage.
  • WHO has developed interim guidance for laboratory diagnosis, advice on the use of masks during home care and 

in health care settings in the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, clinical management, 
infection prevention and control in health care settings, home care for patients with suspected novel 
coronavirus, risk communication and community engagement and Global Surveillance for human infection with 
novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

  • WHO is working closely with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and have jointly developed a 

guidance document to provide advice to cabin crew and airport workers, based on country queries. The 
guidance can be found on the IATA webpage. 

  • WHO has been in regular and direct contact with Member States where cases have been reported. WHO is also 

informing other countries about the situation and providing support as requested.

  • WHO is working with its networks of researchers and other experts to coordinate global work on surveillance, 

epidemiology, mathematical modelling, diagnostics and virology, clinical care and treatment, infection 
prevention and control, and risk communication. WHO has issued interim guidance for countries, which are 
updated regularly.

  • WHO has prepared a disease commodity package that includes an essential list of biomedical equipment, 

medicines and supplies necessary to care for patients with 2019-nCoV.

  • WHO has provided recommendations to reduce risk of transmission from animals to humans.
  • WHO has published an updated advice for international traffic in relation to the outbreak of the novel 

coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

  • WHO has activated the R&D blueprint to accelerate diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics.
  • OpenWHO is an interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the 

response to health emergencies. COVID-19 courses can be found here. Specifically, WHO has developed online 
courses on the following topics: A general introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel 
coronaviruses (available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, 
Serbian, and Turkish); Clinical Care for Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (available in English, French, Russian, 
and Vietnamese); Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases – ePROTECT (available in English, French, 
Russian, Indonesian, and Portuguese); Infection Prevention and Control for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
(available in Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Serbian); 
and COVID-19 Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country 
preparedness and response (available in English and coming soon in additional languages).

  • WHO is providing guidance on early investigations, which are critical in an outbreak of a new virus. The data collected from the protocols can be used to refine recommendations for surveillance and case definitions, to characterize the key epidemiological transmission features of COVID-19, help understand spread, severity, spectrum of disease, impact on the community and to inform operational models for implementation of 

countermeasures such as case isolation, contact tracing and isolation. Several protocols are available here. One such protocol is for the investigation of early COVID-19 cases and contacts (the “First Few X (FFX) Cases and contact investigation protocol for 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection”). The protocol is designed to gain an early understanding of the key clinical, epidemiological and virological characteristics of the first cases of COVID-19 infection detected in any individual country, to inform the development and updating of public health guidance to manage cases and reduce the potential spread and impact of infection.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND ADVICE FOR THE PUBLIC BY WHO : 

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If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading or have not travelled from an area where COVID-19 is 
spreading or have not been in contact with an infected patient, your risk of infection is low. It is understandable that you may feel anxious about the outbreak. Get the facts from reliable sources to help you accurately determine your risks so that you can take reasonable precautions (see Frequently Asked Questions). Seek guidance from WHO, your healthcare provider, your national public health authority or your employer for accurate information on COVID-19 and whether COVID-19 is circulating where you live. It is important to be informed of the situation and take appropriate measures to protect yourself and your family (see Protection measures for everyone).
If you are in an area where there are cases of COVID-19 you need to take the risk of infection seriously. Follow the advice of WHO and guidance issued by national and local health authorities. For most people, COVID-19 infection will cause mild illness however, it can make some people very ill and, in some people, it can be fatal. Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or diabetes) are at risk for severe disease. 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public issued by WHO : 

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Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why
Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider 
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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Dengue Fever brings Long-term health issues, Symptoms and Side effects

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When spoken or discussed of the most severe and damaging virulent infectious diseases manacing India, the first name that pops up is ‘Dengue’. The global figures reflect, this disease infects nearly 400 million people annually and claims almost 22000 lives. In India, this is one of the most severe ‘health hazards,’ and the number of infections and morbidities is ‘worryingly high.’ This year itself saw a whopping increase in dengue infections to a whopping figure of ‘67000 counts’. As we are currently struggling with coronavirus infections, this dengue menace has further contributed to our woes.

The leading cause of this ‘Dengue Menace’ is a virus attack caused by the bacterias belonging to the same family of’ four closely related’ dengue mosquitos. A person gets diagnosed with dengue apparently when he/she gets bitten by a mosquito named ‘Aedis,’ which infects the blood of the person with its venom and spreads the infection gradually all over the internals. Hence, severe precautions and safety measures are necessary to follow to avoid contracting this disease.

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SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE VIRUS

A person infected with the virus would display the following symptoms incase he contracts the infection. Some of the symptoms are as follows-:

  • Very ‘ high-temperature fever
  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain
  • Muscle ache/ severy body pain
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting, and others.

The symptoms can also be quite mild, which is only a serious concern to address as it is a high possibility among doctors to misconstrue it as ‘flew’ or other virulent infection. If not correctly attended to and treated at an appropriate time, it can further transform into more severe ailments like ‘hemorrhagic fever,’ which could eventually lead to a person’s untimely demise. Research shows that people belonging to older age groups with lower degrees of ‘immunity level’ are more susceptible and vulnerable to contracting the infection quickly. Besides that, people diagnosed with dengue for a second or subsequent time also hold a high chance of ‘hemorrhagic fever.’ It could further lead to some severe health issues in a person’s body and might result in lymph blood vessels damage, nose bleeding, liver enlargement, massive internal bleeding, and even ‘shock and death, commonly termed as DSS( Dengue Shock Syndrome).

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There are a few precautions that are necessary to take to avoid contracting this virus. Some of them are as follows-

*Wearing fully covered clothes while outdoors.

*Frequent use of mosquito repellants and safety nets.

*Avoid going to places where generally many mosquitos breed.

*Proper ‘air-conditioning’ environment (if possible to arrange).

*Timely consultation from doctors and medical experts when one shows the symptoms.

*Using properly enclosed windows with no space.

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Which Covid-19 mask will protect me from Virus attack?

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Which Covid-19 mask will protect me from Virus attack?

There has been much debate and research taking place by the experts and medical professionals as to what kind of face mask would provide the best safety and prevention from the attack of the menacing coronavirus. Wearing protective face masks have proven to herald the spread of coronavirus infections to some extent. However, there is still a lot of doubts and apprehensions among people to decide on what kind of face masks they should wear to shield themselves?

As per the research and examinations of medical experts and global health bodies like WHO, they have given high preference to surgical grade N-95 respirators followed by surgical grade masks. However, such covers are mostly reserved for health professionals and those under high vulnerability, including children and senior citizens, because of the grave concerns about the possibility of these surgical masks contributing to landslide pollution, environmental degradation, and suffocation issues to people. The prime reason for preferring ‘graded surgical masks’ over ordinary covers is also the fact that it provides a little breathing space to people, which makes it a bit less smothering and more comfortable to wear. Doctors have also suggested to wash and clean up the masks every time one wears it. 

It’s still not very clear as to which masks would best save the people from the attack and the extent of protection it could provide. There has been extensive research taking place concerning that. Most testings and discoveries surrounding the appropriateness of masks have concluded that the ones with the tighter fittings around the mouth hold high chances of protection compared to the standard paper masks. However, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) had announced that any covering in mouth, including a bandana, would suffice in shielding people from the attack.

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There has been high importance given to wearing masks, especially in public, where people continuously come into contact with other people, which enhances their exposure, and the risk to contract the virus becomes manifold. The governments across the world, especially the countries where the count of coronavirus cases are incredibly high, have made sure to deploy police and security personnel to make sure everyone wears masks, and penalize people who fail to cover themselves.

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Does Tea Cure COVID-19?

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It is a well-known fact that improved immunity is the only way to fight against COVID-19 infection as there are no drugs or vaccines discovered to destroy the virus. Doctors have been treating coronavirus patients worldwide by improving immunity and fighting the virus. Similarly, improved immunity also helps prevent viral infection. Hence, immunity boosters have been playing a crucial role in the pandemic, as insisted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Recently, a rumor has it that drinking tea does cure the coronavirus. It buzzes that the Chinese doctor Dr. Li Wenliang, who had warned in the initial stage of the COVID-19 epidemic, also found that tea cures the virus. Later it was observed that the tea consists of chemicals that kill the virus in the cells engineered in vitro experiments. But according to the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in vitro tests are not enough to prove that tea helps in curing coronavirus.

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According to research in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, scientists have found that tea actually helps in treating coronavirus. They state that consuming Myrrh with tea is a potential cure as Myrrh and tea are effective in preventing the growth of an essential protein in the COVID-19 virus. These two plants have the power to reduce the strength of the virus, as concluded by the study of Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (KSBS) on fifty-one herbal plants on clones of the coronavirus protein.

However, clinical trials are required to come to a conclusion, says Prof. Ashok Kumar Patel, leader of the research, IIT.

Benefits of Green Tea

According to scientists, green tea is rich in anti-bacterial properties and also helps in controlling cholesterol and Blood Pressure (BP). Also, black tea is an excellent immunity booster.

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