Coronavirus infection is an acute viral disease with a primary lesion of the upper respiratory tract, often in the form of rhinitis, or gastrointestinal tract as a gastroenteritis.
The source of infection is a sick person. Infection transmission is airborne and fecal-oral. Mostly children and adolescents get sick. Adults’ disease is most often asymptomatic or erased.
The incubation period is limited to 14-17 days. The first symptoms of infection: malaise, moderate headache, pain in swallowing, sneezing, severe rhinitis, weak intoxication, normal or subfebrile body temperature. Then a severe respiratory syndrome may develop with renal failure, leading to death. Less commonly, the disease proceeds as an acute short-term gastroenteritis without accompanying symptoms.
Disease prevention. In order to prevent coronavirus infection, citizens are strongly advised to refrain from traveling to some foreign countries. When leaving, if necessary, it is recommended to observe personal preventive measures:
- use protective masks;
- avoid crowded places and contact with sick people having a high fever;
- often wash hands with a soap or wipe them with disinfectant solutions.
Regular ventilation and wet cleaning are also recommended.
When respiratory diseases symptoms appear:
- put on a mask;
- immediately seek medical help;
- avoid contact with others in order to prevent their infection.
If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms when returning from a trip, you must promptly seek medical attention, providing information about countries visited and stay period.
NOTES FOR ARRIVED FOREIGN STUDENTS!!!
To prevent coronavirus infection you must:
- daily measure the body temperature:
- daily visit the student medical center to have a check-up;
- if you have a high fever, call 21-17-15.