CORONA VIRUS

Covid- 19

Find Out How CoronaVirus Is Claiming Thousands of Lives & What You Can Do To Stay Safe

HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?

The virus is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person.

Close Personal Contact

Direct skin-to-skin contact increases likelihood of infection.

Coughing Or Sneezing

Coronavirus can spread if an infected person coughs or sneezes

Touching Infected Surfaces

Unsanitized or infected surfaces can increase the likelihood of infection

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As COVID-19 continues to spread, more people, communities, and entire nations are feeling the impact in their daily lives. Beyond the global health crisis, the coronavirus is having a severe economic impact on individuals, small businesses, and medical organizations.

The urgent need for medical supplies, basic needs, and quality healthcare is only increasing as more communities are affected by COVID-19.

Impact of COVID-19 in Nicaragua

Since August 2020, independent doctors have been waiting for a possible outbreak of Covid-19 in Nicaragua due to the relaxation of hygiene measures in citizenship, a behavior that persists to the point that the population shows less interest in the use of masks in public spaces, one of the most recommended methods for the prevention of contagion. Despite this, the country appears to maintain a downward trend in terms of new infections and deaths from SARS-COV-2.

Lack of information and a government that encourages agglomeration

At present, the progress of the pandemic in Nicaragua consists of two main sources of information: the official figures provided in a concise manner by the country's Ministry of Health, and those of the independent Citizen Observatory, a monitoring platform made up of doctors, specialists and members of civil society who seek to "fill the information gap" of official data.

In the country the calls for massive activities are maintained, reinforcing the official discourse that the pandemic is "controlled."

Since the arrival of the coronavirus in the region, Nicaragua has been the only country that did not close its borders, did not suspend classes, and did not restrict the mobility of its inhabitants. On the contrary, it established a policy of 'normality' by promoting agglomerations despite the pandemic. According to specialists, this attitude led to "excess mortality."

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY DURING COVID19

You can take several precautions to protect yourself and loved ones from the novel coronavirus.

  • Wash your hands as frequently as you can, especially before
    and after meals, OR after coughing or sneezing
  • Use hand sanitisers when you cannot use soap
  • During the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, it is particularly important to keep your hands clean to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Right now, the best strategies for containing the disease are the ones you already know: Stay away from others as much as possible. Wear a face mask and keep six feet apart from others when you do go out.

Staying at home if you’re sick is still the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19.

To prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections in healthcare settings, including Covid-19 and influenza, infection control measures should be implemented at the first point of contact with a potentially infected person. They should be incorporated into infection control practices as a component of standard precautions.

  • Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
  • Clean or launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • If someone is sick, keep a separate bedroom and bathroom for the person who is sick (if possible).
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is defined as illness caused by a novel coronavirus now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; formerly called 2019-nCoV), which was first identified amid an outbreak of respiratory illness cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
 

Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes.  The official names are:

 

Disease 

coronavirus disease 
(COVID-19)
 


Virus 

severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 
(SARS-CoV-2)

People in the U.S. may be worried or anxious about friends and relatives who are living in or visiting areas where COVID-19 is spreading. Some people are worried about the disease. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma, for example, towards Chinese or other Asian Americans or people who were in quarantine.

Stigma is discrimination against an identifiable group of people, a place, or a nation. Stigma is associated with a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death, and gossip that spreads rumors and myths.

Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem.

People can fight stigma and help, not hurt, others by providing social support. Counter stigma by learning and sharing facts. Communicating the facts that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups and how COVID-19 actually spreads can help stop the stigma.

Origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing COVID-19.

Using the CDC-developed diagnostic test, a negative result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in the person's sample. In the early stages of infection, it is possible the virus will not be detected.

The first US case of an animal testing positive for COVID-19 was a ... COVID-19, but we don't yet know all of the animals that can get infected.

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