The hit of the 2020 discovered pandemic disease – COVID 19 shook the whole world, disrupting activities. Most firms have gone ahead to create usable formats to help businesses go smoothly, resulting in virtual meetings as well as virtual consultations. However, for Smile360 dental clinic, we are planning and cross-checking several measures to help you meet up your dental needs. Until the federal government changes, we would be open during regular work hours (Monday – Saturdays) for emergencies only. Let’s tell you a bit about what you should know about the pandemic – COVID 19.
The Pandemic – COVID 19: What Is This Virus?
We would describe the Corona Virus as a tiny dent of ink on your white t-shirt, which can spread beyond control if it is not adequately taken care of. The news of COVID 19 begun to spread sometime in January 2020 with its principal source in Wuhan China. Subsequently, in January 2020, the WHO has started to look into what this pandemic disease, its spread mechanism, and set up measures to control it. Unfortunately, on the 28th of February 2020, Nigeria recorded its first case, an Italian man who had a travel history and currently works in Nigeria. The medical team of LUTH begun looking into discovered patient contact and, sadly, identified more cases. Ever since then, the pandemic disease, Coronavirus had lived with us. We believe that someday we would defeat it.
COVID 19 Symptoms
It is quite necessary to understand the symptomatic effect of COVID 19 on the human body. Though this may be quite confusing as the pandemic disease has almost symptoms with Malaria, and Flu, A higher percentage of people infected with the virus would experience any of these symptoms as classified by WHO.
Most common symptoms:
fever, dry cough, tiredness
Less common symptoms:
aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, rash on the skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, and loss of speech or movement
In aged people, the effect of the pandemic disease may be critical, especially with an underlying force. These underlying diseases may include diabetes, kidney issues, respiratory disorder, e.t.c
The Pandemic Disease: Mode Of Transmission
There is one means significant means of transmission of the pandemic disease; through droplets from an already infected person to another. You can contact the virus from saliva droplets or nose discharge from the affected person.
There are a few measures to take to slow down the transmission method of COVID 19; however, there is one ultimate way to prevent the disease, avoid bodily contact with anyone. In addition to that, stand on your toes with all information from WHO as regards the pandemic. Use alcohol-based sanitizers, wash your hands regularly, and avoid touching your face.
As of the day this article was penned down, there are no treatments for COVID 19, although there are ongoing clinical trials to defeat the pandemic.
Conclusively, all our actions are based on the guidelines of NCDC and the Federal Government of Nigeria. Kindly reach us through 08181360000 for Lagos or 08181360023 for Abuja if there be a case of dental emergent. You could get an online consultation by booking an appointment with us through our website and live chat.
Remember to take all precautions by staying safe and home. Don’t forget always to wear a smile.
Smile360 Dental Clinic Team