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World Health Organization advice for avoiding spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Hygiene advice

· Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub.

· Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste.

· Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

· Avoid touching your hands, nose and mouth. Do not spit in public.

· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue immediately and clean your hands.

Medical advice

· Avoid close contact with others if you have any symptoms.

· Stay at home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and runny nose, to avoid potential spread of the disease to medical facilities and other people.

· If you develop serious symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) seek medical care early and contact local health authorities in advance.

· Note any recent contact with others and travel details to provide to authorities who can trace and prevent spread of the disease.

· Stay up to date on COVID-19 developments issued by health authorities and follow their guidance.

Mask and glove usage

· Healthy individuals only need to wear a mask if taking care of a sick person.

· Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.

· Masks are effective when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning.

· Do not touch the mask while wearing it. Clean hands if you touch the mask.

· Learn how to properly put on, remove and dispose of masks. Clean hands after disposing of the mask.

· Do not reuse single-use masks.

· Regularly washing bare hands is more effective against catching COVID-19 than wearing rubber gloves.

· The COVID-19 virus can still be picked up on rubber gloves and transmitted by touching your face.

Source: WHO

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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