Identity of the threat
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in
animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause
respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases
such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue.
- Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people.
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household.
- Protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus.
How the virus spreads
People can catch COVID-19 if they breathe in the small droplets expelled from the nose or mouth of an infected person that coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are relatively heavy, do not travel far and quickly sink to the ground. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person such as tables, doorknobs and handrails and they can be transfered to face by hands touching on these surfaces.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus.
Through small droplets expelled from the nose or mouth of an infected person that coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
These droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person such as tables, doorknobs handrails etc
Main practical Precautions
Sticking to the basic COVID-19 prevention guidelines can go a long way in keeping you and your surroundings uninfected. Protecting not only yourself but contributing to eradicate COVID-19 from our lives
Things You Should Do
Wash Your Hands For 20 Sec
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub and wash them with soap.
Wear a Mask When go outside
Remember you might be an asymptomatic carrier therefore a transmitter. Use mask for as long as authorities suggest so.
Cover Nose When Sneezing
Maintain good respiratory hygiene as covering your mouth & nose with your bent elbow or tissue.
Things You Shouldn't Do
Avoid physical contact
Avoid physical contact especially with the elderly for as long as COVID-19 remains a present viral hazard.
Don’t Touch Your Face or Nose
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. So, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose..
Avoid Crowded Places
You are more likely to come into close contact with someone infected and is also difficult to maintain safe physical distance.
As COVID-19 symptoms resemble a lot common cold and flu symptoms, its vital that in the occurance of such symptoms during this period that you isolate yourself (despite the fact that COVID-19 is asymptomatically contagious), report for COVID-19 testing, and monitor your progress, ideally under the supervision of a doctor.
Coughing & Sneezing
Meet the doctors
Stefanosdent is a clinic operated by a family of doctors with a biography that spans across two generations
You are safe in this clinic
Austere infectious protection has been a core priority ever since the foundation of Stefanosdent, for the sake of our own lives as medical practicioners as well as of our patients and the enormous health responsibility towards everyone in our premices.
Proper hand wash can make a difference
... in both containing and eradicating COVID-19 as well as reducing your own exposure risks.
Don't underestimate the effectiveness of thorough and constant hands wash.
Untill vaccinations will be widely available, practical measures are our only protection against COVID-19. Proper hand wash is vital part of the proven COVID-19 prevention practices. Here is a medical grade hand wash guide :