What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus, or more specifically COVID-19, is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. COVID-19 comes from the coronavirus family and hasn’t been experienced before. The virus originated in China and since early 2020 has spread from China across mainland Europe, to Ireland, and further afield.
If you believe you have come in contact with a person who has COVID-19 you should contact HSE Live by phoning 1850 24 1850.
Coronavirus (COVID19) symptoms present similar to flu-like symptoms. Symptoms include coughs, fever, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath. These symptoms can present within two days to two weeks of exposure to the virus.
Covid-19 (coronavirus) can also cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, particularly in those with underlying health conditions. People who may have been exposed are encouraged to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, while making contact by phone only to HSE Live or their GP.
Protect Yourself From Coronavirus
As antibiotics cannot be used and a vaccine is unavailable, there are simple every-day measures you can take to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Wash your hands properly and regularly using soap and water. Hand sanitiser may be used where soap and water are not available.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
- Dispose of said tissues immediately in a waste bin.
- Regularly clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces (counters, desks, workstations)
- Heed travel advice and potential restrictions from the Department of Foreign Affairs, found here.
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