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Who Should Get Tested for COVID-19?

In this unprecedented time of crisis, the COVID-19 cases are increasing exponentially. The chances that you will get exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes infection) continue to increase. If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or begin to experience symptoms of the COVID-19, you should self-quarantine or self-isolate yourself for 14 days to avoid the spread of the disease and go get rapid testing. Self analyze day to day signs and symptoms of coronavirus. The virus’s incubation period is around 5 to 7 days, but it can be up to 14 days. If you don’t develop symptoms by the end of 14 days, good news you don’t need to test. Patients can stop self-isolating once their doctor advises them it is safe to do so. Generally, factors to consider are:

  • You have had 24 hours without fever (off of anti-fever medication)
  • It has been at least 10

How to Protect Yourself against COVID-19

Coronavirus is a large family of pathogens. Each strain of coronavirus is not equally dangerous, four strains (types) of coronavirus cause mild illnesses like the common cold. Covid testing is the only way to know if you have it for sure.The three others can cause fatal infections. One of them is SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 stands for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

Since the body has not been exposed to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), our bodies aren’t well equipped to deal with COVID-19. A vaccine would allow the body to safely develop an immune response to COVID-19 that could prevent or control infection. As some of the vaccines are at later stages of Phase-3 Clinical Trials, they would still take an estimate of 8-16 months to develop for worldwide use, so until then follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid the transmission of disease.

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