The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the way we live our lives and make some of us increasingly anxious about leaving our homes.
A COVID-19 infection can rapidly and quickly spread in a household, but there are some measures you can take to prevent that, according to a new study.
The study, backed up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says:
“Persons who suspect that they might have COVID-19 should isolate, stay at home, and use a separate bedroom and bathroom if feasible.”
Isolation should happen immediately, before getting test results, to make sure that you avoid spreading the disease, the study suggests.
The authors added:
“Delaying isolation until confirmation of infection could miss an opportunity to reduce transmission to others.”
The authors of the study suggested that everyone in a household where an infected person lives.
The study discovered that three out of four secondary infections are identified within five days of the first patient getting sick, and it turned out that transmission is “frequent” from both children and adults.
The ongoing pandemic is still claiming lives across the globe. The worst part is that many people feel like the danger has passed, mainly because they got so used to hear that hundreds of people die each day or just stopped caring anymore. However, that is a very unhealthy approach, as the virus is now more powerful than ever. The combination of the existing virus and the cold season is very harmful. Specialists fear that there is a high risk of a twindemic – a pandemic combined with the seasonal flu or other complications.