How do I know if I have coronavirus? WHO keys to detect it

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12:57 • 10 mar. 2020

In order to inform the population about the so-called coronavirus, the World Health Organization He has launched a guide in which the main questions that citizens ask about COVID-19 are collected.

Thus, one of the first questions raised is what are the symptoms to know if you have the virusAlthough, as specialists point out, it is possible that many infected people are asymptomatic, that is, they do not present symptoms.

The symptoms

Thus, according to WHO the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Some patients may have pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and appear gradually.

Some people become infected but do not develop any symptoms and they are not bad. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need for any special treatment. About 1 in 6 people who get COVID-19 develops a serious illness and has difficulty breathing.

For their part, older people and those with underlying medical conditions, csuch as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes they are more likely to develop serious illness. About 2% of people who have contracted the disease have died. People who have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath should seek medical attention.

What to do if you have symptoms

Have any of the symptoms described above it is not enough to determine that someone has coronavirus. To them must be added the call epidemiological link, that is, having been or living in a risk area.

When these two circumstances arise, symptoms and bond, the affected person should not go to the hospital. And it is that, in this sense, the health authorities recommend staying home and calling the health services, which will be the ones to determine if it is indeed a possible case and if it is mandatory to go to the home to collect a sample.

The authorities have recommended during this crisis do not call 112 to avoid collapsing it and leave the line open to other types of emergencies. Therefore, it has been enabled in each community a specific telephone for coronavirus-related issues. You can check it for your community in this article

The Health Council of Jesús Aguirre has enabled a special telephone for inquiries about the coronavirus, called Salud Responde and what is the 955 545 060. The Public Health Emergencies Company has reinforced communications between the Responde Health center and the 061 provincial centers with up to eight new internal lines (one per province).

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