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In this current pandemic, there are possibilities of patients coming for treatment to the dental settings healthcare personnel (DHCP). DHCP should frequently be in contact with their state dental boards or other regulating agencies for requirements specific to their jurisdictions, as the situation is changing rapidly. Here are some guidelines to be followed COVID-19, the new virus taking the world ...

As per the health ministry data in India, amongst the total COVID-19, 76% are male and 24% are females. The male: female infection ratio is 3:1. However, amongst the total deaths related to COVID-19 in India, 73% of them are male and 27% are females. This data is somewhat appearing to be in line with global trends. Worldwide, there are ...

In India, as per the health ministry data released on 4th April 2020, over 63% of COVID-19 deaths are amongst patients, who are 60-plus years old. However, the patients with age of more than 60 years make up 19% of total COVID-19 cases. Amongst the total deaths in India, 30% of those who died were between 40-60 years of age ...

The presence of comorbid conditions is associated with an increased incidence of fatalities in COVID-19 cases. Comorbid conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, prior stroke, heart diseases, chronic kidney diseases, and chronic lung diseases have been associated with increased severity of COVID-19 and related deaths. According to the data released by the health ministry of India, 86% of the patients, ...

There is not enough evidence to suggest whether the virus is transmitted from a mother to her fetus or the impact this may have on the baby. Pregnant women should seek appropriate medical care during pregnancy if any symptoms of COVID-19 are observed. Breastfeeding mothers should seek medical advice. The mother can continue breastfeeding using the necessary precautions only if ...

An asymptomatic COVID-19 patient doesn’t develop the COVID-19 symptoms. Such cases are confirmed only after laboratory testing. These cases are usually encountered when one person comes in contact with asymptomatic or confirmed COVID-19 cases. To date, there has been no documented asymptomatic transmission (transmission of the virus from a person, who does not exhibit symptoms). However, experts have warned that ...

The symptoms of COVID-19 may appear from 2 to 14 days after exposure. In mild to moderate cases, the usual symptoms observed are dry cough, headaches, shaking chills, fever, and tiredness. Some patients may also present with a sore throat, nasal congestion body aches and pain or in some cases diarrhea may also be observed. Some people may also experience ...

Most of the COVID-19 cases recover without the need for special treatment. However, some patients develop severe symptoms and require complex treatment. Most of the severe cases reported have some of the other comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus, heart disorders, respiratory disorders, hypertension, etc. It is estimated that 1 out of 6 people who get COVID-19 will become seriously ill. ...

Ever since the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 18 years ago, a large number of diseases have been discovered in their host, bats. SARS-CoV-2 is the new virus responsible for the outbreak of the current respiratory illness known to affect almost all countries in the world. On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) named this virus ...

Respiratory infections such as COVID-19 can be easily transmitted through droplets in the air. The droplets may be of different sizes. Droplets sized >5-10 μm in diameter are referred to as respiratory droplets, and when <5μm, are referred to as droplet nuclei. According to the current evidence, the COVID-19 virus is said to be primarily transmitted between people through the ...