SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
SOCIETY FOR PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Covid-19

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We wish to extend our best wishes to all of you in these difficult times due to COVID-19.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

                  Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

 

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About Covid-19

(Source WHO)

About Covid-19

Symptoms

How it spreads

Prevention

Overview

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

Symptoms

 

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.

 

 

 

Most common symptoms:

a. fever.

b. dry cough.

c. tiredness.

Less common symptoms:

a. aches and pains

b. sore throat

c. diarrhoea

d. conjunctivitis.

e. headache

f. loss of taste or smell

g. rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes.

Serious symptoms:

a. difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

b. chest pain or pressure.

c. loss of speech or movement.

 

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms.  Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. 

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. 

On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

How it Spreads

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are relatively heavy, do not travel far and quickly sink to the ground. People can catch COVID-19 if they breathe in these droplets from a person infected with the virus. This is why it is important to stay at least 1 meter) away from others. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person such as tables, doorknobs and handrails. People can become infected by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.This is why it is important to wash your hands regularly with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand rub.

 

 

Prevention

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

a. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.

b. Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.

c. Avoid touching your face.

d. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

e. Stay home if you feel unwell.

f. Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.

g. Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

Testing  (source ICMR)

  1. Advisory: Newer Additional Strategies for COVID-19 Testing…read more 
  2. Advisory on use of Advisory on Use of Rapid Antigen Detection Test for COVID-19…..read more
  3. Advisory to state on Rapid Antibody Blood Test…read more

Total samples tested in India till 19.10.2020:  9,61,16,771

Sample tested on 19.10.2020:  10,32,795