Need a quick summary of how a virus like Corona works, and what to do? Here’s part of a recent summary from THE MAYO CLINIC:
Germs live everywhere. You can find germs (microbes) in the air; on food, plants and animals; in soil and water — on just about every other surface, including your body. Most germs won’t harm you. Your immune system protects you against infectious agents.
However, some germs are formidable adversaries because they’re constantly mutating to breach your immune system’s defenses. Knowing how germs work can increase your chances of avoiding infection.
Infectious agents can lead to damaged cells, or disease. One category of them is viruses. A virus is an infectious agent, responsible for causing any one of numerous diseases, including [most recently, the Corona virus or COVID-19], as well as: Influenza, the Common Cold, Ebola, Genital Herpes, AIDS, Measles, Chickenpox and Shingles. Antibiotics designed for bacteria have no effect on viruses, which lead to infection and disease.
What’s the best way to stay disease-free? Prevent infections. You can prevent infection through simple tactics, such as washing your hands regularly, being careful with food and water, getting vaccinations, and taking appropriate medications.
Seek medical care if – you suspect that you have an infection – and you have experienced any of the following:
Your doctor can perform diagnostic tests to find out if you’re infected, the seriousness of the infection and how best to treat that infection.
Read the full article from THE MAYO CLINIC, HERE.