Corona virus (Covid-19) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

(1) Wash your hands frequently - Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub(or Hand Sanitizer) or wash them with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

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

(3) Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth - Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

(4) Practice respiratory hygiene -
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

(5) Stay home if you feel unwell - If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately. Follow the directions of your local health authority. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. #Seeking medical attention early will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay safe, your life is important to your loved ones and the society.

~ Dr. Godwin Maduka (MD, PharmD)
Founder/CEO
Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center.
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