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An eye-opening facts about COVID-19

Hello our beloved #MadreLovers! In this article, we will share with you about interesting information regarding COVID-19.Why is this even a topic in the first place? That’s a very good question. In the midst of rapid cases of COVID-19, we are all sensitive with any information related to the virus and we might unintentionally share fake facts about coronavirus to the people around us. Therefore, it is important for us to know about the true nature of the recent worldwide enemy, COVID-19.

Here are some interesting facts about COVID-19 that would opposed the myths:

COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19.

Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus

There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.

Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease

Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower.

The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.

However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever. This is because it takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever.

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?

No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment. However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.

And that’s it for now! Pretty sure that these myth busters act as an eye-opening towards our knowledge of COVID-19, right? Let’s make sure to share news from valid resources and let’s strive in helping to heal the world by staying at home and keep clean! Together, we can do this!

Reference: Myth-Busters;World Health Organization (WHO)

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