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How Long Does SARS-CoV-2 Last on Surfaces? What We Know COVID-19

 It’s on everybody’s mind, to some extent, right now. If a surface is contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2virus, how long does it pose a risk of infection? The virus is thought to mainly spread through respiratory droplets. These are produced in a cloud when a person coughs or sneezes, or even talks. Some potentially-virus-laden droplets might end up getting breathed in by other people in the vicinity. But many of them end up landing on objects like door handles or water faucets.  When that happens, infectious disease experts refer to that door handle as a fomite. And if a person then touches the fomite while the virus is still infectious, they can then spread it to new surfaces, or actually infect themselves. Fomites aren’t just for viruses -- any type of pathogen can create fomites -- but we’re talking about viruses… obvious reasons. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus particles don't last forever -- or even all that long. Eventually, the protein coat that allows the virus to actu

How to pick the Best HEALTH INSURANCE Policy for SELF and FAMILY?

 Around 3 weeks back, my mom had an accident and needed an immediate hip replacement surgery. Me and Sugandh were travelling then. We rushed back to India and I was consulting different surgeons. One hospital advised a partial hip-replacement surgery that would last her 5-10 years. Another hospital advised a full hip-replacement surgery that would last her a lifetime along with quick recovery. Their staff seemed inexperienced and they had the best facilities. They were charging around 2 lakhs and they were charging around 3.5 lakhs.  While I was running around hospitals worried about my mother's health, what I absolutely did not have to worry about was money because she was covered under a health insurance policy. I really hope that you don't need this video but every year, 55 million Indians are pushed into poverty because they have to pay for their own healthcare. This incident made me realize how important health insurance is because accidents can happen at anytime. I am not

Top 10 leading causes of death in the US?

10. Suicide 2018 incidence: 48,344 Rate: 14.2 per 100,000 US standard population Percentage of total deaths: 1.7% The number of Americans who died by suicide accounted for 1.7% of the 2.8 million registered deaths. Encouragingly, the incidence of suicide did not increase from 2017. But, its rate increased by 1.4%, up from 14.0 per 100,000 in 2017 to 14.2 in 2018. 9. Kidney disease 2018 incidence: 51,386 Rate: 12.9 per 100,000 US standard population Percentage of total death: 1.8% Like suicide, the number of deaths from kidney disease did not change significantly from 2017, with a slight decrease in risk from 13.0 per 100,000 in 2017 to 12.9 in 2018. 8. Influenza and pneumonia 2018 incidence: 59,120 Rate: 14.9 per 100,000 US standard population Percentage of total deaths: 2.1% Unfortunately, deaths from influenza and pneumonia increased in 2018 and accounted for 3,450 more deaths compared with 2017. The death rate also increased 4.2%—from 14.3 per 100,000 in 2017 to 14.9 in 2018.   7.Di

Kawasaki Disease covid 19: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment

What Is Kawasaki Disease? Kawasaki disease is an illness that causes blood vessels to become inflamed, nearly always in young children. It’s one among the leading causes of heart condition in kids. But doctors can treat it if they find it early. most youngsters recover with none problems. Kawasaki Disease Causes and Risk Factors The inflammation of Kawasaki disease can damage a child’s coronary arteries, which carry blood to their heart. It also can cause problems with lymph nodes, skin, and therefore the lining of a child’s mouth, nose, and throat. Scientists haven’t found a particular cause for Kawasaki disease . it'd be linked to genes, viruses, bacteria, and other things within the world around a toddler , like chemicals and irritants. The disease probably isn’t contagious, but it sometimes happens in clusters during a community. Kids are more likely to urge it within the winter and spring. Other things can raise a child’s risk of Kawasaki disease , including: Age. it always a

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results

The first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in people appears to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the infection, the manufacturer, Moderna, announced on Monday, offering a glint of hope to a world desperate for ways to stop the pandemic. The preliminary findings, in the first eight people who each received two doses of the experimental vaccine, must now be repeated in far larger tests in hundreds and then thousands of people, to find out if the vaccine can work in the real world. Moderna’s technology, involving genetic material from the virus called mRNA, is relatively new and has yet to produce any approved vaccine. The promising early news sent Moderna’s stock soaring by more than 25 percent on Monday afternoon and helped drive Wall Street to its best day in six weeks. Stocks were also lifted by statements from the Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, that the central bank would continue to support the economy and markets. Trading on Monday had all of the c

What Can Antibody Testing Really Tell Us About COVID?

April 16, 2020 -- If testing could show who’s had COVID-19, albeit they didn’t have symptoms, we'd not need to worry such a lot about getting it. Companies could bring back recovered workers, and lots of health care workers could breathe a sigh of relief. Such a test would reveal insights into an epidemic that has crisscrossed the planet so fast that basic questions on it remain unanswered. And it might cause better vaccines. This week, several experts and officialdom , including CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said that tests trying to find immune responses to the virus are going to be essential because the country moves forward. Such antibody testing has already started, but it can’t build up overnight. And first, scientists got to find out exactly what to check for, and whether having these antibodies actually makes someone immune and for a way long, says Yvonne Maldonado, MD, a professor at the Stanford University School of drugs . “Right now, we’re trying to try

Is a sore throat a symptom of the coronavirus?

Is a pharyngitis a symbol of coronavirus? A pharyngitis are often a symbol of a coronavirus infection, consistent with the planet Health Organisation (WHO). It is not considered one among the foremost common symptoms, although some people with coronavirus may suffer from it. Sore throats are usually caused by viruses, like cold or flu, and may cause pain when swallowing, redness within the back of the mouth, a light cough, and make the throat dry and scratchy. What are the opposite symptoms of coronavirus? The most common symptoms of coronavirus are a fever, tiredness and a dry cough, consistent with the (WHO). However, some people can also suffer with the following: aches and pains nasal congestion runny nose sore throat diarrhoea These symptoms are usually mild and start gradually. Around one in six people that contract the virus become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing, and about 80 per cent recover without having any special treatment. Older p

How To Stay Healthy When Your Child, Spouse Or Roommate Has COVID-19

By now, you've likely heard the advice: If you suspect that you're sick with COVID-19, or live with someone who is showing symptoms of the disease caused by the coronavirus, be prepared to ride it out at home. That's because the vast majority of cases are mild or moderate, and while these cases can feel as rough as a very bad flu and even include some cases of pneumonia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says  most of these patients  will be able to recover without medical assistance. (If you're having trouble breathing or other emergency  warning signs , seek medical help immediately.) But this general advice means anyone living in the same household with the sick person could get infected — a real concern, since research so far suggests household transmission is one of the main ways the coronavirus spreads. So how do you minimize your risk when moving out isn't an option? Here's what infectious disease and public health experts have to sa