Coronavirus:

What is Coronavirus disease

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE AGAINST COVID-19?

Who is at risk?

If you've been to a place where people have been infected with COVID-19, you are at risk for infection.
Call your Health Care Provider if:
You've been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 and you have fever, cough or difficulty in breathing.
You have these symptoms and you live in or have recently travelled from an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.
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How Coronavirus Spreads

Type of Tests

The virus infection can be easily tested via a Rapid or Serological Blood Test. The test is conducted against antibodies in the blood sample of the individual. It is a more natural method which took only a few seconds to detect. It is practical to consider whether the person was positive against the infection earlier.

The Diagnostic test involves the Molecular PCR Test. The polymerase chain reaction is conducted in three steps which amplify the viral genetic material. It first undergoes denaturation followed by elongation and then an extension of the viral DNA. At the end of the cycle, we have sufficient genetic material to lead the assays. The test usually uses swab from the nose and throat of the individual to conduct the reactions. It is a reliable test which provides almost accurate result but required days to complete it. The PCR is usually performed in a thermocycler and hence require a complete laboratory to deliver them by professionals only.
Test How long does it take? What is required? What happens next? How does it work? What does positive result mean?
PCR / MOLECULAR
SWAB Test (Diagnostic Test)
Days Swab from nose or throat Laboratory runs a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test Looks for coronavirus genetic material Patient has a virus
RAPID / SEROLOGICAL
Blood Test (Antibodies Test)
Seconds Blood Sample Solution added to test device Detects antibodies created by body to fight virus Patient has had the virus in the past

Soap vs Sanitizer

CHOOSING THE RIGHT MASK

Types of Face Mask

How to Disinfect or Wash Mask for Reuse?

IMPORTANCE OF HAND WASH AND WHEN TO WASH