According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), the Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Regular Hand washing and Sanitizing
Maintaining a clean and sanitized enviroment
Covering your mouth & nose when coughing and sneezing
Thoroughly cooking your food
Avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms such as coughing and sneezing
According to the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH), the hands are one of the most frequent transmission routes for many types of infections as they come into direct contact with known portals of entry for pathogens (mouth, nose, conjunctiva of the eyes). Therefore, practicing proper hand hygiene is the easiest way to help reduce infections. Another way that some infections can spread is through the air, which is why it is important to cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze .
Major health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend that hand washing and -- when soap and water may not be available -- hand sanitizing with an alcohol-based rub are critical to minimize the spread of germs during illness outbreaks, such as COVID -19.