A CROSS- SECTIONAL STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PREPAREDNESS OF DENTAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TOWARDS PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) AND DECONTAMINATION PROTOCOL DURING COVID-19 AMONG VIDARBH REGION
Ali khan, Shobha Joshi, Rutuj Waghmare, Reena Rani, Shreya Srivastava, Tejas Kadam, Jyoti Raghuvanshi, Mantasha Khan
A novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, was reported at the end of 2019 as the cause of a cluster of pneumonia cases that had infected many people in Wuhan, a town in the Hubei province of China, suspected to be the origins of this novel virus. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a huge group of viruses that cause illnesses range from simple cold to more serious diseases, including such Respiratory Syndrome of the Middle East (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain which has not been found in humans before. Coronaviruses are a type of zoonotic which means that the both animals and humans are transferred. Comprehensive experiments have shown that SARS-CoV is moving from civet cats to humans, and MERS-CoV from premedical camels to humans. Several other documented coronaviruses exist in species but are not yet human affected. The transfer of COVID-19 between individuals tends to occur mostly via respiratory transfer. It is unclear exactly how easily the virus can be spread between individuals. Clinical signs of COVID-19 show fatigue, nausea and shortness of breath. Concentrated on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) incubation time and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronaviruses and travel-related COVID-19 observational data, the CDC estimates that COVID-19 symptoms appear within 2–14 days of exposure. Initial findings suggest that older adults and people with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems may be at elevated risk for severe illness from this virus. Widely accepted signs of the disease include breathing problems, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more extreme cases, influenza, significant acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death will contribute to infection. On 30 January 2020, the WHO called the epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Significance and the virus has now spread throughout all continents except Astatic. Limit direct communication with someone who has respiratory problems such as sneezing or coughing. The nature of health professionals jobs puts them at an increased risk of getting any transmissible diseases, including COVID-19.4 Another-fifth among all cases occurred in 2002 during the SARS epidemic among health-care personnel. If they tend to get sick in large numbers during a disease epidemic this amplifies the already high pressure rates on the health care system. Therefore it is particularly critical that they have clear information of how to properly classify patients, separate them and utilize safety equipment. Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, boots, and gowns aid cover doctors or nurses when handling patients with infectious diseases like COVID-19.
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