COVID-19 PROTECTOR

Wearing a mask = protect yourself and protecting others

The Coronavirus

Coronaviruses (CoVs) are part of a large family of viruses that cause symptoms ranging from the common cold to much more dangerous diseases such as MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV.

pic 3.1 shutterstock 1643947495 Klein

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This is a new strain of coronavirus that was unknown before it appeared in China in 2019.

Symptoms

COVID-19 infection is mild in 80% of cases and most of the time asymptomatic.

pic 3.2 shutterstock 1706043640 Klein

Symptoms can vary from moderate to severe respiratory tract infection:

  • Fever, cough and fatigue.
  • Sore throat, headache or muscle and joint pain.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Loss of sense of smell and/or taste, and possible skin rashes.
pic 3.3 shutterstock 626483303 1 Klein

Elderly people or people with pre-existing chronic diseases (co-morbidities) are more vulnerable and may develop serious or even fatal complications.

The period between contamination and the appearance of the first symptoms is maximum 21 days.

Propagation

COVID-19 is transmitted from an infected person, even if asymptomatic, to another person through respiratory droplets expelled through the nose or mouth when that person coughs or sneezes.

pic 3.4 shutterstock 1681050592 Klein

In addition, infected droplets can remain active on surfaces or objects for several days. You can get the disease if you touch your mouth, nose or eyes after being in contact with these surfaces.

pic 3.5 shutterstock 1661600263 Klein

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website and for anonymous user analysis. By continuing to use our site you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more