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What to Know About Coronavirus
Whitman-Walker Health
Whitman-Walker Health

March 01, 2020

Updated April 27, 2020. Actualizado en 7 de abril de 2020. ኤፕሪል 27 ቀን 2020 ተዘምኗል 

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes, and through touching surfaces that have become contaminated with the virus. There are cases of coronavirus in the DC community. 

Learn facts about the coronavirus and get more information on general prevention for the coronavirus from DC Health at coronavirus.dc.gov and from the CDC at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Facts About Coronavirus

  • Type of Virus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that have long been known to cause respiratory infections. This is a new (novel) coronavirus.
  • Naming the Virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now named the virus and the disease that Coronavirus causes. The virus' name is SARS CoV-2 and it causes the disease named COVID-19. This is similar to how HIV is the name of the virus that can cause the disease called AIDS. With these established names by WHO, you will still continue to hear people talking about the “coronavirus” or “novel coronavirus.”
  • Impact of the Virus. From the experience that has been gained in China, it appears that of those diagnosed, 80% have had a milder flu-like illness, with 20% developing more severe respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath, and pneumonia. The virus spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing, and through touching contaminated objects.
  • Prevalence of the Virus. COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 countries, including the United States. There is no known community spread of coronavirus in Washington, DC at this time. Coronavirus spread has been based on where you have traveled and if you have been in contact with someone who is infected. It is NOT based on racial identity or ethnic origin.
  • How the Virus Spreads. Coronavirus spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing, and through touching objects that have been contaminated by the virus. The most important thing to do is stay home if you are sick, and cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or flexed arm. Then throw the tissue away and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. You can wear a mask if you have one and are coughing, but it will not completely protect others around you.
  • If I’m healthy, should I wear a mask to protect myself? Wearing a surgical mask will not protect you from getting sick. The best protection is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth, and to disinfect commonly touched items (like door knobs, your phone, reusable beverage containers, work spaces and related items) frequently. This will have the largest impact on keeping you and the greater community healthy.
 

Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included
    • Mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Other possible symptoms can include: body aches, runny nose or nasal congestion, shortness of breath, diarrhea and/or sore throat.

See Whitman-Walker Health’s full recommendations for preventing the spread of germs that can cause the common cold, flu and coronavirus here.

Learn facts about the coronavirus and get more information on general prevention for the coronavirus from DC Health at coronavirus.dc.gov and from the CDC at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


¿Qué es el coronavirus?

El coronavirus es una enfermedad respiratoria que se puede contagiar de una persona a otra a través de las gotitas respiratorias generadas por la tos y los estornudos, y mediante el contacto con superficies que han sido contaminadas por el virus. Hay casos de coronavirus en la comunidad de DC.

Obtenga información sobre el coronavirus y obtenga más información sobre prevención general para el coronavirus de DC Health en coronavirus.dc.gov y de los CDC en cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Datos sobre el coronavirus

  • Tipo de virus. Los coronavirus son una gran familia de virus que son conocidos desde hace mucho tiempo como causantes de infecciones respiratorias. Este es un coronavirus nuevo (novedoso).
  • El nombre del virus. La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) recientemente ha nombrado el virus y la enfermedad que causa el coronavirus. El nombre del virus es SARS CoV-2 y causa la enfermedad llamada COVID-19. Esto es similar al nombre que se le da al virus VIH, que causa una enfermedad denominada SIDA. Si bien la OMS ha establecido estos nombres, usted seguirá escuchando a las personas hablar del “coronavirus” o del “nuevo coronavirus.”
  • Impacto del virus. A partir de la experiencia obtenida en la China, parece que el 80 % de las personas a quienes se les ha diagnosticado el virus han tenido una enfermedad más leve parecida a la gripe, y el 20 % desarrolló síntomas respiratorios más graves, dificultad para respirar y neumonía. El virus se contagia de persona a persona a través de la tos y los estornudos, y mediante el contacto con los objetos contaminados.
  • Prevalencia del virus. El COVID-19 fue detectado por primera vez en la Ciudad de Wuhan, provincia de Hubei, China y ya se han identificado casos en 37 países, inclusive en los Estados Unidos. No hay conocimiento de propagación comunitaria del coronavirus en Washington, DC en este momento. La propagación del coronavirus se relaciona con el lugar al cual las personas han viajado y con el hecho de haber estado en contacto con alguna persona infectada. NO se basa en la identidad racial o el origen étnico.
  • Cómo se contagia el virus. El coronavirus se contagia de persona a persona a través de la tos y los estornudos, y mediante el contacto con los objetos contaminados por el virus. Lo más importante que se puede hacer es permanecer en casa si se siente enfermo, y cubrir su tos y sus estornudos con un pañuelo descartable o el brazo flexionado. Enseguida, arroje el pañuelo descartable a la basura y lávese las manos o use un desinfectante para las manos. Puede usar mascarilla si tiene uno y tiene tos, pero esto no protegerá por completo a las personas que a su alrededor.
  • Si estoy sano, ¿debo usar una mascarilla para protegerme? Usar una mascarilla quirúrgico no lo protegerá de enfermarse.La mejor protección es lavarse las manos con frecuencia, evitar tocarse la cara, los ojos, la nariz y la boca, y desinfectar frecuentemente los objetos que toca regularmente (como los picaportes de las puertas, su teléfono, recipientes de bebidas reutilizables, espacios de trabajo y otros artículos relacionados). Esto tendrá el mayor impacto en mantener su salud y la salud de la comunidad.

Síntomas del coronavirus.

  • Entre los síntomas habituales informados por los pacientes con COVID-19 se han incluido:
    • Enfermedad respiratoria de moderada a grave, con fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar.
  • Otros síntomas posibles pueden incluir: dolores corporales, moqueo o congestión nasal, falta de aire, diarrea y/o dolor de garganta.

Consulte aquí las recomendaciones completas deWhitman-Walker Health para prevenir la propagación de gérmenes que pueden causar el resfriado común, la gripe y el coronavirus.

Obtenga información sobre el coronavirus y obtenga más información sobre prevención general para el coronavirus de DC Health en coronavirus.dc.gov y de los CDC en cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


ኮሮናቫይረስ ምንድነው?
ኮሮናቫይረስ የመተንፈሻ አካል ህመም ሲሆን ከሰው ወደሰው በሳል ወይም ማስነጠስ በሚወጡቨ የተንፈሻ አካል ፈሳሾች እና በቫይረሱ የተመረዙ አካላትን በመንካት ሊተላለፍ ይችላል፡፡ በዲሲማህበረሰብውስጥየኮሮናቫይረስጉዳዮችአሉ፡፡ 

ስለ coronavirus እውነታውን ይወቁ እና ከዲሲ ጤና በ coronavirus.dc.gov እና ከሲ.ሲ. ሲ. cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ላይ ስለ አጠቃላይ በሽታ መከላከያ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ያግኙ።

ስለኮሮናቫይረስ እውነታዎች
  • የቫይረሱ አይነት። ኮሮናቫይረሶች ትልቅ የቫይረስ ቤተሰብ ሲሆኑ ለረጅም ጊዜ የመተንፈሻ አካል ችግርን ሲያመጡ ይታወቃሉ፡፡ ይህ አዲስ (ኖቨል) ኮሮናቫይረስ ነው፡፡
  • የቫይረሱ ስም አሰጣጥ። የአለም ጤና ድርጅት (WHO) ነው ኮሮናቫይረስን እና የሚያመጣቸውን ህመሞች የሰየመው፡፡ የቫይረሱ ስም “SARS CoV-2” ሲሆን COVID-19 የተባለ በሽታን ያስከትላል ፡፡ልክ HIV ቫይረስ የሚያመጣው በሽታ AIDS እንደሆነው፡፡ እነዚህ በ WHO የተሰጡ ስሞች ባይኖሩ ሰዎች እስካሁን “ኮሮናቫይረስ” ወይም “ኖቨል ኮሮናቫይረስ” ብለው ይጠሩት ነበር፡፡
  • የቫይረሱ ጉዳት። ከቻይና በተገኘው ልምድ፣ ከተያዙት ሰዎች 80% ቀነስ ያለ ጉንፋን መሰል ምልክት ሲያሳዩ፣ 20% የበለጠ ምልክቶች እንደ ትንፋሽ መቆራረጥ፣ ጥንፋሽ ማጠር እና ኒሞኒያ ያሉ ታይተውባቸዋል፡፡ ቫይረሱ ከሰው ወደሰው በማሳል፣ በማስነጠስ እና የተበከሉ ቁሶችን በመንካት ይተላለፋል፡፡
  • የቫይረሱ መታወቅ። COVID-19 በመጀመሪያ የታየው በዉሃን ከተማ፣ ሁቤይ ክልል፣ ቻይና ሲሆን አሁን አሜሪካን ጨምሮ በ37 ሃገራት ተገኝቷል፡፡ በዚህ ሰዓት የታወቀ በዋሺንግተን DC ማህበረሰብ መዛመት የለም፡፡ ኮሮናቫይረስ መስፋፋት የተያያዘው የት ሃገር ጉዞ እንዳደረጉ እና ከተያዘ ሰው ጋር ከነበረዎት ግንኙነት ጋር ነው፡፡ ከዘር ጋር ወይም ከመጡበት አካባቢ ጋር የተያያዘ አይደለም፡፡
  • ቫይረሱ እንዴት ይዛመታል። ኮሮናቫይረስ ከሰው ወደሰው በማሳል እና በማስነጠስ እንዲሁም በቫይረሱ የተበከሉ ቁሶችን በመንካት ይተላለፋል፡፡ በጣም አስፈላጊው ነገር ከታመሙ ቤት መቆየት እና ሲያስሉ እና ሲያስነጥሱ በኮሌታ ወይም በሶፍት መሸፈን ነው፡፡ ሶፍቱን በመጣል እጅዎትን ይታጠቡ ወይም እጅ ማፅጃ ይጠቀሙ፡፡ እያሳሉ ከሆነ ማስክ መልበስ ይችላሉ፣ ግን ይህ በዙሪያዎ ያለውን ሙሉ በሙሉ አይከላከልም፡፡
  • ጤነኛ ከሆንኩኝ፣ ራሴን ለመከላከል ማስክ ማድረግ አለብኝ? ማስክ ማድረግ ከመታመም አያድንም፡፡ ምርጡ መከላከያ መንገድ እጅን በየጊዜው መታጠብ፣ አይን፣ፊት፣ አፍንጫ፣ አፍን ከመንካት መቆጠብ እና በብዛት የሚነኩ ቁሶችን (እንደ የበር እጀታዎች፣ ስልክ፣ በድጋሜ የምንጠቀምባቸው የመጠጥ እቃዎች፣ የስራ ቦታ እና ተያያዥ ቁሶችን) በተደጋጋሚ ማከም ነው፡፡ ይህ እርስዎን እና ማህበረሰቡን ጤናማ ለማድረግ ትልቁን ሚና ይጫወታል፡፡
የኮሮናቫይረስ ምልክቶች
  • በአሁኑ ጊዜ የ COVID-19 ምልክቶች የሚያጠቃልሉት ○ ቀላል እስከ ከባድ የመተንፈሻ አካል ችግሮች እንደ ትኩሳት፣ ሳል እና የመተንፈስ ችግር
  • ሌሎች ምልክቶች ሊያጠቃልሉ የሚችሉት፡ ሰውነት ቁርጥማት፣ እርጥብ አፍንጫ ወይም የአፍንጫ መደፈን፣ የትንፋሽ መቆራረጥ፣ ተቅማጥ እና/ወይም የጉሮሮ ህመም፡፡
የኋይትማን–ዋከር ጤናን ሙሉ ምክር እንዴት የኮሮናቫይረስ፣ ጉንፋን እና ኢንፍሉዌንዛ አምጪ ተዋህሲያንን ከመዛመት መከላከል እንደምንችል እዚህ ያግኙ፡፡

ስለ coronavirus እውነታውን ይወቁ እና ከዲሲ ጤና በ coronavirus.dc.gov እና ከሲ.ሲ. ሲ. cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ላይ ስለ አጠቃላይ በሽታ መከላከያ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ያግኙ።

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