Medical Masks: Preventive Measure Before Covid-19

It is no secret to the world that we are facing the presence of a new form of virus that, while still being under investigation, its proliferation has unleashed a large pandemic. In this sense, WHO (World Health Organization) is the official health institution to provide data on COVID-19, such as: knowing what it is, its symptoms and how to prevent it, as well as providing data on its development.

Coronavirus symptoms

There are signs that, according to who, any individual may have contracted coronavirus by showing the following symptoms:


• Tiredness

• Dry cough

• Muscle aches

• Nasal congestion

• Rinorrhea

• Sore throat

• Diarrhea
In most cases these manifestations usually occur mildly and appear gradually disappearing after 2 weeks. But it is also true that 2% of deceased patients are people aged 3 and have underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes, due to their vulnerability to this virus which mainly affects the lungs.
WHO recommends, and is replicated by, the health authorities of different countries, that, in the face of the onset of these symptoms, the patient should:

What to do if we turn out to be positive from Covid-19

However, it is proven that in many people, even though they are carriers of the Covid-19 virus, they do not develop any kind of symptoms in the first few days of contracting it. But they are carrier individuals who can infect healthy people in that period. Social isolation is therefore advised to prevent increased contagion.

However, all those who have tested positive should take appropriate measures such as:

• Go to the care center

• Quarantine

• Wearing medical masks

How to protect ourselves

This being a global health problem, which has been transformed into a pandemic due to its extensive outbreak, it is necessary to know how to take care of us.

Knowing that your transmission is through person-to-person contact through saliva so you should:

• Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based disinfectant or soap and water for your skin. This eradicates the virus by being in the hands.

• Comply with respiratory hygiene measures when coughing or sneezing, covering the mouth and nose with the elbow bent or with a handkerchief; then throw away the handkerchief immediately and wash your hands, thus preventing the spread of the virus.

• Keep social estrangement at least 1 meter away from you and others, mainly those who cough, sneeze, and have a fever.

• Wear medical masks if infected or someone is in charge of patients with coronavirus.

Wearing medical masks is the usial

However, one measure taken by the vast majority of citizens is to cover mouth and nose with masks. Medical masks or mouth coverings as it is also called, as indicated by WHO delays spread and reduces the risk of infection, as it is an element that helps capture saliba particles by speaking, sneezing and coughing from an infected person, which avoids spreading to others. But, for many use them it means repelling contagion, so it is being used without being sick.

For example, Spain, the Minister of Health has indicated that, most likely, the recommendation will be in the coming days the use of medical masks to the entire population.

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