CORINA VIRUS: Transmission
- is mostly via droplets emitted from an infected person over a short distance, such as when a person coughs or sneezes. If this droplet come into contact with the eyes, nose or mouth of an individual directly or indirectly through hands that have come into contact with these droplets the individual my become affected.
- is through surface contact; when a person sneezes or coughs, the droplets fall onto the surface of tables and chairs and the virus may remain alive for up to a few days. When someone else touches the surfaces of these tables and chairs the virus can be transferred to his hands and if he then rubs his eyes or nose without washing his hands, he may become affected.
For corona virus, the person is most infectious when he is displaying symptoms
Effective way to protect ourselves is to practise good personal hygiene, by regularly washing our hands with soap and running water and avoid touching our face.
Putting on masks when we are well offer no protection but increase our chances of infection because we constantly adjust it hence touching our faces.
Mask is needed when we are unwell, need to go out and protect others in public. Otherwise, rest and recover at home as far as possible.
Compiled by COTA Kenya