COVID-19

What is Covid-19?
What are the Risks?
How SAAT Healthcare can help?

What is COVID-19

Coronavirus belongs to a family of viruses that can cause illness in both animals and humans. To date, seven types of viruses
have been identified in humans and these have been solely responsible for the previous SARS and MERS
outbreaks seen globally and now post 2020 the COVID-19 epidemic which has affected the entire world!

COVID-19 Symptoms
Symptoms can range from none to severe, not everyone that contracts Covid-19 is aware they have contracted the virus; which is why it can be extremely difficult to track and increasingly deadly. The currently known symptoms of infection include: “Coughing”, “Fever Or Chills”, “Loss of Taste”, “Shortness of breath”, “Difficulty breathing”, “Aching muscles”, “Sore throat”, “Loss of smell”, “diarrhea”, “Fatigue”, “Nausea or Vomiting”, “Flu like symptoms”.
How does Covid-19 Spread?
The following statement is taken from the UK Government website: “Coronavirus is spread through the air by droplets and smaller particles (known as aerosols) that are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person as they breathe, speak or cough. They behave in a similar way to smoke but are invisible. The majority of virus transmissions happen indoors. Being indoors, with no fresh air, the particles can remain suspended in the air for hours and build up over time.“

6 Symptoms of COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Covid 19 is closely related to the virus found in bats, pangolins and civets, even though the virus closely resembles the SARS virus there are also major genome differences to include how the virus is passed and therefore shows the Covid-19 variant is more contagious than SARS or MERS.

CORONA (Crown)

The name corona in coronavirus is termed from the Latin name “Crown”, this is due to the distinct appearance of spikes when viewed at a microscopic level. Below the spikes are a membrane, this membrane is disrupted by detergents and hand cleaners which is why there has been a large campaign to ensure the population washes their hands on a regular basis.

HOW TO PREVENT COVID-19?

– Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
– Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands immediately afterwards.
– Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces around your house
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick
– Wear a cloth face-covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain

How SAAT Healthcare can help!

The products below can help you identify and manage your COVID-19 symptoms, assisting you with results you can discuss with your GP.