Do antibiotics work against the coronavirus?
No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses; they only work on bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19), because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria.
What does it mean for a virus to peak?
So the peak of an epidemic curve is the day with the most cases per day.
How long can people with COVID-19 be infectious for?
People who are infected can transmit the virus to another person up to two days before they themselves show symptoms, as can people who do not experience symptoms. People remain infectious for up to ten days after the onset of symptoms in moderate cases and up to 20 days in severe cases.
Should Hydroxychloroquine be used for COVID-19 treatment?
Currently, the national case management guidelines stipulate that hydroxychloroquine should only be used in clinical trial settings, until there is scientific evidence on its efficacy and safety.
Who might benefit from dexamethasone if they have COVID-19?
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid used in a wide range of conditions for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects.It was tested in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the United Kingdom’s national clinical trial RECOVERY and was found to have benefits for critically ill patients.
Can COVID-19 be transmitted via airborne aerosols?
There have been reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in some closed settings, such as restaurants, nightclubs, places of worship or places of work where people may be shouting, talking, or singing.
This means that aerosol transmission, especially in indoor locations where there are crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected persons spend long periods of time with others, cannot be ruled out.
WHO has called for more studies to investigate such instances and assess their significance for transmission of COVID-19.
How do I avoid becoming infected with COVID-19?
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What is Tarassud plus for COVID-19?
Tarassud Plus is a system that combines a mobile application using artificial intelligence with enhanced features that include up to date COVID-19 statistics, guidelines and best practices to prevent the spread of infection. The system is available in English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.