Here is some Coronavirus Survival Tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This information is important if you or a loved one has come down with this deadly virus. The tips are easy to understand and may give you some relief. However, it is vital that you act promptly once you become ill with this illness.
*Pneumonia is a symptom associated with this illness. Symptoms include cough with mucus and greenish fever. In young children and adults the lungs may become weak and thus cause shortness of breath. Those who are older can suffer from severe pneumonia as well as fatigue, muscle weakness and dizziness.
*The temperature of the body should be normal for everyone. This is particularly so in the case of children. If the temperature is high because of strenuous activity then this is a good sign. However, children should be monitored regularly to ensure the correct body temperature. If they do contract the virus, they should be quarantined until the temperature normalizes.
*In the event that someone does not show any signs of illness but develops a fever then the onset of the illness should be followed. This is known as the first outbreak. This will generally be followed by two or three days followed by an average of two weeks without a fever episode. Those who catch the virus early will have a better prognosis than those who catch the virus late. Those who develop a cough however, can expect an even worse outcome.
*For pregnant women or those who breastfeed, then vaccination is essential. This is because the virus has been known to transmit to the child through breast milk. Thus, mothers who cannot bring up their children on their own should consider having the vaccines when they are due.
*There is one particular treatment that can be given to children with this illness, but is only recommended for those whose parents can afford to pay for it. This treatment is known as acyclovir. It is not however, a remedy against the illness itself. Those with advanced stages of the virus may need to be hospitalized and receive antiviral medication. The cost of this treatment can add up however, so it may not be financially feasible for all but the most desperate families.
* condom use is advised. Condoms will reduce the risk of transmitting the disease to the baby, but it will not completely eliminate the risks. The protection offered by the condom will not cover the mouth or nose and thus the risk remains. Babies are especially susceptible to this disease. Therefore, mothers should not leave children in the care of others when they wear a condom.
These are just a few of the many useful coronavirus survival tips that people with the illness should consider. It is however, not a full picture of the situation. Anyone who is infected with the virus needs to get himself diagnosed by a doctor as soon as possible. Waiting any longer can make the virus hard to treat. In addition, the virus can become immune to certain medicines over time and may not respond to standard treatments.
A lot of the research done to find a cure for this virus has been funded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Unfortunately, it means that some pharmaceutical companies are not involved in the research. However, there have been a few breakthroughs with research on how to handle this vaccine and keep children healthy.
For example, researchers have found that a particular strain of the virus is actually better at fighting bacteria and viruses. This is good news for children, because it means that the drugs will not be as effective against them. An added benefit is that the scientists believe that they will be able to come up with a commercial product before too terribly long. This could mean that drugs for this disease are closer than you think. Also, there is a lot of hope for pregnant women and their unborn babies.
As a parent, it is up to you to do what you can to help your children through this tragic time in their lives. Do not let this virus takes control of your life. You must stay positive and use all the resources that are available to you. If all else fails, do not hesitate to contact a professional to guide you in the right direction.