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The Stage-By-Stage Symptoms Of The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The story of Cooner Reed, one of the first British citizens to contract Covid-19 gives a reasonable insight into how the Covid-19 virus develops.

Cooner Reed is an english teacher who lived in Wuhan, China, where Covid-19 was first discovered. At the early stage of his illness, during the last days of November 2019, he noticed his first symptom which was the common cold, but thought it was just that and did not take it seriously. He also experienced coughs, sniffles and pain behind his eyes.

Cooner was not aware he had been infected, but his symptoms only got worse from then, and this became a severe problem for him. So he visited a healthcare centre and was tested positive. He didn’t panic and then immediately commenced treatment.

With time, Cooner was able to recover from the virus by eating healthy and exercising. This helped in building his immune system. And today Cooner is free from COVID-19.

Here is a stage-by-stage breakdown of the development of his Covid-19 symptoms:     

  1. The first stage is the incubation stage, which takes around 1-14 days. During this stage, most people do not show any symptoms and feel perfectly fine, but might still be able to transmit the virus to other people.
  2. The second stage is where symptoms finally begin to show and it is very similar to the common cold. Like the word, it’s common, so most people don’t read much meaning into it, and carry on business as usual. But that should not be the mindset or way of approach. It’s the riskiest stage because the virus can spread easily, through droplets from sneezing and coughing. According to Cooner he experienced cough, eye pain, ear pain and sniffles, during this stage. “The problem with COVID 19 is, you get better before you get worse at every stage” Cooner explained.  So the signs of one stage start to disappear before the next one occurs.
  3. “The third stage feels like a really bad flu,” he continued. The ear pain increases, the cough becomes recurrent, which makes your voice fade, there would also be physical and mental weakness.
  4. The fourth stage which is the most painful, comes with Pneumonia. Cooner said he started to experience difficulty in breathing almost like he was breathing from one lung. He also had chest aches and a high fever. 

It is however very important to know that not everyone would show the same symptoms around the same period.

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Curbing COVID-19: Sterling Bank partners with Tremendoc to provide Telemedicine services to all their customers

We’re glad to announce that we have partnered with Sterling Bank Nigeria, to provide Telemedicine services to all their customers using our platform.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sterling bank is providing all Sterling bank account holders with instant access to licensed physicians for 60 days. This initiative is facilitated using the Tremendoc mobile application.

Tremendoc and Sterling bank share the same vision to provide quality healthcare to every Nigerian and this partnership is further proof of the fact.

“Its the season to be safe and Your One Customer Bank is taking it one step further by making doctors available to you anytime and anywhere” announced Sterling Bank, via their official Instagram account.

Telemedicine has proven to be a very practical tool globally in addressing patient needs since the #COVID19 outbreak. It can also be used to keep the worried people calm and away from clinical care, while steering the most at risk to the proper treatment.

The great thing about the Tremendoc app is that, by using their phone, patients will be able to get guidance about whether they need to be seen or tested, instead of showing up unannounced at the emergency room or doctor’s office and risking exposure.

“Two key advantages of telemedicine are speed and convenience. Patients can access physicians 24/7 without an appointment or physical trip to the doctor. Credit to Sterling bank for recognizing the need for this service, especially during this time of uncertainty in Nigeria.” said Jay Chikezie, Founder/CEO Tremendoc Limited.

See below for the steps to access this initiative:

Could this partnership signal the beginning a turning point for the way healthcare services are delivered in Nigeria? We certainly think so!

Click here, to download the Tremendoc mobile and get started.

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Buying Masks might only worsen the Corona Virus Outbreak

Contrary to popular opinion, not having a mask does not necessarily put you at any increased risk of contracting the corona virus. This is primarily because they are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching the disease. However, if health care providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!

A shortage of masks, gloves, and other protective gear “is putting lives at risk from the new corona virus and other infectious diseases” warned the World Health Organization (WHO). A frightened public has been buying up masks and other equipment, leaving limited supplies for health care workers who need the gear the most.

The best way to protect against the virus is to wash hands regularly, and for those who are feeling ill to seek professional medical help and stay home.

Health officials around the world have been imploring the public to stop buying masks if they are healthy or not caring for someone who is ill. Medical professionals need a large supply of the masks because they are in direct contact with infected patients and must change their masks repeatedly.

There are limits to how a mask can protect you from being infected, the most important thing everyone can do is wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face and observe very precise hygiene. A person is more likely to get infected by touching contaminated surfaces than from a droplet traveling through the air.
There is no role for these masks in the community. They need to be prioritized for health care professionals that as part of their job are taking care of individuals.

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The Corona Virus: Origin, Syptoms & Prevention

What Is The Corona Virus?

According to the world health organization, Corona-virus (coV) are various kinds of virus that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as; middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS-coV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-coV). And also novel corona-virus which has not yet been identified in humans. Corona-virus are zoonotic by nature, which means they are transmitted between animals and people

Since the first discovery of Corona-virus in Wuhan china, on the 31st of December 2019. The virus has killed more than 2800 people and has infected 83,000 worldwide.

Corona Virus In Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.  

The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.   

The Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Health has been strengthening measures to ensure an outbreak in Nigeria is controlled and contained quickly. The multi-sectorial Coronavirus Preparedness Group led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has immediately activated its national Emergency Operations Centre and will work closely with Lagos State Health authorities to respond to this case and implement firm control measures.

How COVID-19  Spreads

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes .

What are the symptoms of The COVID-19?

Signs and symptoms of Corona-virus may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:

  • sneezing
  • runny nose
  • fatigue
  • cough
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • exacerbated asthma

Preventing and Treating COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Call your doctor if you…

Develop any of the above symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19

OR

Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

For more information on the Corona virus, its symptoms and how to prevent it, Cick here, to Talk to a licensed doctor on Tremendoc today