Caribbean Region – Latest COVID-19 Updates

Like many other countries the Caribbean region is experiencing COVID-19 disruptions. Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, news and reports.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include: fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Other symptoms can include tiredness, aches, runny nose, sore throat and some people have experienced the loss of smell or taste. The severity of COVID-19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Some people may have no symptoms at all. People who are older or who have existing chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes, or who have compromised immune systems may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza. (Source | Mayo Clinic)

COVID-19 Prevention

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand. Maintain social distancing of (3+ feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early but call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. (Source | WHO)

COVID-19 Treatment

To date, there is no vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. However, those affected should receive care to relieve symptoms. People with serious illness should be hospitalized. Most patients recover thanks to supportive care. Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19. (Source | WHO)

While some western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease. WHO does not recommend self-medication with any medicines, including antibiotics, as a prevention or cure for COVID-19. However, there are several ongoing clinical trials that include both western and traditional medicines. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings are available. (Source | WHO)

COVID-19 Preparedness and Care

If you are sick with COVID-19 (confirmed) or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you very likely have many questions concerning your condition and health. Here are some guidelines to help you. (Source | LVHN )


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