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Coronavirus precaution: 10 ways to make sure you do not catch the disease
As of now, no vaccine has been formulated for the novel coronavirus. In light of this fact, prevention appears to be the best cure available so far.

With coronavirus threatening to run riot in India, here’s how you can keep yourself safe from the scourge.

As of now, a vaccine has not been formulated for the novel coronavirus. In light of this fact, prevention appears to be the best cure available so far.

Here are the measures you need to take to keep the virus at bay:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least three feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezin ..

Public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say pregnant women are more vulnerable to viral respiratory infections like the new coronavirus or COVID-19, and are urging pregnant women to do all they can to stay well.

While it’s too early for researchers to know specifically how COVID-19 will affect pregnant women or the babies they are carrying, CDC experts are urging pregnant women to take precautions.

“Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19,” public health experts at CDC wrote.

Public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sas that pregnant woman are more vulnerable to viral respiratory infections like the new the coronavirus. Children don’t seem to be getting severely ill from the virus. Photo: Getty Images.
Women who were pregnant during past similar outbreaks, including SARS and MERS, were more vulnerable and public health experts therefore are urging pregnant women to do all they can to avoid getting any infections by frequently washing their hands and avoiding other people who are sick.

It’s not clear if a COVID-19 infection could harm an unborn child, although high fevers during the first trimester can be detrimental. CDC health experts are also urging caution for health care providers who are pregnant.

While little is known yet about how COVID-19 will affect pregnant women, an expert on pregnancy, women’s care and obstetrics answers your questions.

Learn more:
For all updates, please visit uchealth.org/coronavirus
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