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Informationen about the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19 caused by it is spreading increasingly in Germany. This leads to uncertainty for many people.

On this page we have summarized the most important hygiene measures for you to avoid infection, as well as information on the situation in Eisenberg and the surrounding area and all the important links.

 

What are coronaviruses?

What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. They can infect humans as well as various animals, including birds and mammals. Coronaviruses cause various diseases in humans.

Many properties of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are currently not yet known, for example the period of maximum contagiousness (infectiousness), the exact length of time until symptoms can be recognized in an infected person after infection (incubation period), how severe the disease is or Over what period of time infected viruses excrete or are still infectious. The current state of knowledge relates to first observations as well as conclusions about knowledge that is available about similar coronaviruses (SARS, MERS).

In order to close knowledge gaps, the new viruses are examined in various laboratories around the world, cases of illness and the environment are closely observed, analyzed and assessed. The data collected and evaluated in the process are exchanged at international level in order to be able to coordinate and adapt the measures necessary for combating.

The situation is developing very dynamically. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) observes and analyzes the situation very closely and derives recommendations for infection protection measures that are adapted to the respective situation.

How can I protect myself from infection?

How can I protect myself from infection?

As with influenza and other acute respiratory infections, coughing and sneezing etiquette, good hand hygiene and a distance to sick people (approx. 1 to 2 meters) also protect against the transmission of the new coronavirus. These measures are advisable everywhere and at all times, even in view of the flu epidemic.

Here is an overview of the hygiene rules:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Refrain from shaking hands
  • Observe coughing and sneezing hygiene (in the crook of your arm)
  • In case of illness, keep your distance and stay at home

 

What to do if i feel sick?

What to do if i feel sick?

Not everyone who has cold symptoms and a fever has contracted the coronavirus. Please keep in mind that the cold and flu wave is currently also on the rise and the symptoms can be very similar.

Before going to the practice, contact your general practitioner to reduce the risk of other patients in the waiting room being infected.

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