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INFORMATION ON COVID-19

In December 2019, a new and aggressive form of respiratory infection was discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and recently been named COVID – 19. The virus is a corona virus and of the same family as the virus that caused the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic in 2002-3.

Transmission occurs through droplet spread when infected people cough or sneeze and gains access to the body through the respiratory tract (lungs). The symptoms include fever, cough, muscle pain, shortness of breath and fatigue; some patients may have diarrhea, and ...

PRACTICE REGULAR AND EFFECTIVE HAND-WASHING

You may also use hand sanitizer

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Impact of lifestyle on immune response

There remains much to learn about the interconnectedness and intricacies of the immune response, however to function well, the whole system requires harmony and balance. The immune system is not a single entity or force field that needs patching up to work properly.

No direct links have been identified between lifestyle and enhanced immune response, but researchers have investigated the effect of factors, such as exercise, diet, and stress on the response of the immune system.

The best thing you can do to maintain your immune system is to adopt healthy living strategies that will benefit the entire body, including your immune system. These strategies might include: 
• Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
• Exercising regularly
• Maintaining a healthy weight
• Getting enough sleep
• Reducing stress
...

AVOID TO TOUCH YOUR FACE WITH UNCLEAN HANDS
ESPECIALLY THE MOUTH, NOSE AND EYES

Studies show that individuals touch their faces with their hands in average
8 to 23 times per hour

IN TIMES OF HIGH EPIDEMY AVOID CROWDED PLACES AND POORLY VENTILATED AREAS – LIKE PLANES AND CROWDED PUBLIC TRANSPORTS

 During travels the transmission of respiratory infections is facilitated in closed/semi-closed settings through
direct person-to-person contact or from contaminated surfaces. 

What is the correct way to wear and dispose of masks?

PREPAREDNESS FOR THE CASE A GOVERNEMENT WOULD LOCK DOWN A REGION

As we see in China and Italy, governments can impose to the population to stay at home for a number of days.

Preparedness for such an instance:

1

PREPARE

for at least 14 day supply of food, water

2

Check 

medication and other health supplies to have enough in hand should a pandemic occur. Be sure that all medical prescriptions, medical insurance and important documents are in place

3

Buy

good quality N95 or dust masks and have also a reserve at home. Buy hygiene supplies for at least 14 days

4

Have

a reserve in cash at home

5

Take care

for those who depends on help (disabled, sick, social weak) to get them prepared

6

Prepare

a communication plan between family members or friends in case of emergency or social isolation

7

Downscale

your travel in public

8

Where possible

prepare for home office, homework

9

Families with children

 prepare for closed schools and kindergarten

TO KEEP UPDATED ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITUATION IN EUROPE

You may consult the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Check also the information of the civil protection department of your country as they are updating the data on a regular basis and give also some recommendation for preparedness.  

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