This asymptomatic virus carrier at this time may be around us. Therefore, it is necessary to do an independent quarantine.
Symptoms of the corona virus similar to the common cold are well known. But apparently not all virus carriers show symptoms, such as fever and cough. Certainly carriers of the virus without these symptoms need to be aware of.According to the Huffington Post page , a doctor of infectious diseases at Penn Medicine and Medical Director of Penn Global Medicine, Stephen Gluckman, said there were some people who were actually infected with the Covid-19 corona virus, but showed no symptoms. Although there are symptoms, it is very mild and almost invisible.
This asymptomatic virus carrier at this time may be around us. Therefore, it is necessary to do an independent quarantine. It is not clear how many people are carriers of the virus without these symptoms.Its contribution to the spread of the corona virus epidemic is also unclear. So it is not yet known whether the carrier of this virus can transmit the virus to others or not. Although the possibility of transmission is already predictable by experts.
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Anyone Can Carry and Transmit Corona Virus
Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland’s Upper Chesapeake Health, Faheem Younus, said it was not easy to answer the question how long the corona virus carrier can infect others.According to Younus, a good thing to do is act as if you are the carrier of the virus. So you need to follow instructions to prevent transmission, such as independent quarantine, maintaining cleanliness, and avoiding direct contact with others.
However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that people who have been infected with the corona virus can transmit the virus when it reaches a peak of already severe symptoms. This means that when someone has really experienced symptoms of fever or cough very badly, well this is a condition where he can transmit the virus.
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Children are one of the carriers of the virus without symptoms
Research shows, transmission at the peak of symptoms is not the only one. That is, people can transmit the virus in the incubation period before they show symptoms. Usually up to 14 days after they are exposed. The average incubation period for Coona-19 corona virus is 5 days. Even 98% of people experience symptoms of cough or fever on day 11 after exposure.Based on these studies, Covid-19 patients will continue to transmit the virus for days afterwards even though the symptoms have disappeared.
So people suspected of having the Covid-19 corona virus were asked to continue to carry out isolation at least 3 days after they recovered and a week after they showed symptoms for the first time.Doctor Younus said that it turns out children are carriers of this symptomatic virus. so that it can pose a risk to those who are nearby.” The longer the duration, the closer the contact, the lower the person’s immunity, the higher the risk of contracting a corona virus infection ,” said Doctor Younus.
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Corona Virus Can Be Contagious Before Symptoms Appear
Meanwhile, doctor Gluckman said, uncertainty about how many carriers of the virus without these symptoms and how long he risked transmitting the virus to others, makes us all have to comply with preventative measures. One of them is to keep a distance from other people and avoid the center of the crowd.Because when you are exposed to a virus from someone else, you can spread it before you even realize that you have brought the virus.
Now we don’t know whether we have been infected with the corona virus or not. What needs to be done is always to keep clean and wash hands frequently.Gluckman said, ” People must be vigilant and must avoid contact with others. Do not assume that people who are not sick do not carry viruses. Then we must really isolate ourselves. “