The world is full of viruses. We have been in contact with them for centuries. We have also been dealing with epidemics caused by viruses so the situation today is therefore nothing new.
Viruses look different and behave differently, but they all have one thing in common - they are all so tiny that we cannot pick them up by our eye.
So how do we know what they look like?
Well, specialists look at viruses through electron microscopes,
devices that magnify the image millions of times.
It is named because it looks like wearing a crown.
And who knows, maybe the coronavirus even feels like a king? Because it is so brazen about the world.
Additionally, it multiplies very quickly, so there are more of these little villains every day ...
We wonder how it is that he is so fast and mobile and that he wanders around the world so briskly.
Where is he doing best?
In the secretions of our body:
When we talk, cough or sneeze, we throw it outside, but the virus does not worry about it at all. He will soon find a new, warm place. And it will infect other people by the way ...
He does not have to cope alone: we help him on this journey and we do not even know about it.
It is enough for someone to cover their mouth with their hands while coughing or sneezing, and then touch the door handle, stair railing or elevator button.
First, the virus will land on his hand, and then switch from there to anything he touches.
It can also hit food.
How does a person feel when the virus settled in his body?
He has a fever, coughs and complains of muscle aches.
Breathing is much harder for him than before infection.
Sometimes he has a sore throat or headache.
Some patients feel as if they have eaten something stale - they experience diarrhoea and vomiting.
Unfortunately, specialists have still not managed to defeat the coronavirus. Therefore, we must protect ourselves against it. It is worth remembering that everyone has an influence on what is happening around us and can reduce the danger that awaits us.
It is known that none of us - neither you nor I - will wear
coverall, protective glasses, gloves and mask,
just like doctors or other people who have contact with sick people.
So what can you do to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus?
First of all, wash your hands often.
Not only when you get home, but also in other situations, such as blowing your nose.
Coronaviruses are afraid of soap. To chase them away, it is worth washing your hands thoroughly and scrubbing them for no less than
- it's about as long as it would take you to sing the song .
By washing your hands, you can also imagine how the virus is gone.
When you cough or sneeze
do not cover your mouth with your hand.
Because even if you try hard, your hand will soon go to other objects and leave viruses on them i.e., to the door handle and tap, if you want to run to the bathroom after sneezing and wash your hands.
It is better to sneeze into the elbow.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth - the coronavirus loves these places and this is where it enters the body.
Don't pick your nose.
Use only disposable wipes to clean your nose
which you then throw into the bin.
You are not coughing?
You do not sneeze?
You do not have a fever?
But remember that the coronavirus does not show up right away. At first, it sits in the body as quietly as a mouse under a broom, and the person it attacks feels great. He has no idea that he is infected and that it infects others.
If you do not have to go anywhere, stay at home.
Do it for yourself and your loved ones.
Especially for grandmother, grandfather or the gray-haired lady neighbour. Because the coronavirus is especially dangerous for the elderly! So you better not visit them now.
You can call your grandparents instead.
Thanks to frequent conversations you will miss yourself less. Do not forget ask if grandparents have everything what they need, especially food or medicines. They should stay now at home too, but you can help them by leaving their purchases next to the door.