A fever is a high body temperature. A temperature of up to 38.9°C (102°F) can be helpful because it helps the body fight infection.
Coughing is a routine bodily function, but when it lasts for an extended time, it can get in the way of everyday life and be worrying.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH
Known medically as dyspnea — is often described as an intense tightening in the chest, air hunger, difficulty breathing, or a feeling of breathlessness.
How to Wash hands properly
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local public health agency. Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
WHAT IS COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but only have very mild symptoms.
HOW DOES COVID-19 SPREAD?
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SELF-ISOLATE?
Self-isolation is an important measure taken by those who have COVID-19 symptoms to avoid infecting others in the community, including family members.
Self-isolation is when a person who is experiencing fever, cough or other COVID-19 symptoms stays at home and does not go to work.