COVID – 5 facts

Five facts on COVID

  1. an infectious disease attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 RNA virus
  2. transmitted via droplets of respiratory secretions directly to close contacts, or indirectly via hands and subsequent facial contact, or possibly via contact with contaminated inanimate surfaces
  3. most clinically evident disease is limited to upper respiratory tract infections, but a minority will develop a potentially fatal lower respiratory infection
  4. those most vulnerable to COVID-19 are the elderly, those with chronic cardiac or respiratory disease and diabetes
  5. as no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment has been approved for use yet, preventive measures including rigorous hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, social distancing and effective quarantine are the mainstay of the public health response

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