COVID-19 is a newly identified respiratory virus in the coronavirus family, but it is more severe and spreads easily. Diagnosis is difficult because it shares several symptoms with influenza.
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. They are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
COVID-19 is thought to spread similarly to influenza. That is, it spreads person to person through respiratory droplets from an infected person's cough or sneeze. These droplets can land on surfaces within about 6 feet/2 meters and can spread to other people after they contact these infected surfaces with their hands and subsequently touch their face.
Currently, there are no available vaccines that protect against COVID-19.
To avoid COVID-19, you should:
Isolation and quarantine are common public health strategies used to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Isolation and quarantine keep people who are sick or exposed to illness isolated for a deﬁned period of time to prevent the disease spread.
Isolation is the separation of the affected person or person suspected of being infected from other healthy people for the duration of the disease infection in appropriate places and health conditions, in order to prevent the transmission of the infection.
Quarantine is the act of restricting the activities of healthy people for a period of time as determined by competent medical authorities.
What can happen if I am in quarantine?
You may be asked to:
Healthpoint takes the safety of our patients and caregivers seriously. We have detailed and thorough plans for patient care and protecting caregivers. Precautionary measures have been implemented including telephone and on-site patient triage systems. These actions taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus are being updated daily according to the evolving situation and as part of our commitment to protect the interests of both our patients and caregivers.
Department of Health Abu Dhabi
The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
UAE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
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