December 2019, the first sign of Coronavirus discovered in Wuhan in the Hubei province of China.
Soon it spread worldwide, and all countries faced the unknowns COVID-19 virus. It caused major problems for people and governments. There was no knowledge about it. How it spread, what it could do to the body, common symptoms, etc. Experts knew nothing. Was it a Black Swan?
During January 2020, the US officials reported COVID-19 in the US. The authorities declared the first confirmed case of Coronavirus on January 20, 2020. The WHO declared a worldwide pandemic of COVID-10 on January 30, 2020.
The symports of Coronavirus include but not limited to:
- Dry cough
There are reports of weird symptoms of COVID-19—headaches, diarrhea, chest pain by other records, etc. People suspect of COVID-19 with everything.
Since the first confirmed case, the world is suffering heavy consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of infected people is passing 20 million: death rate, more than seven hundred thousand.
No vaccine or definite treatment has been found for Coronavirus. However, the reports indicate that Remdesivir that once used to cure Ebola seems to help infected people with COVID-19 recover. It reduces the recovery time from 15 to 11 days. However, specialists do not recommend taking Remdesivir without prescription.
Coronavirus in Las Vegas
Authorities announced the first positive case of Coronavirus in Nevada on March 5, 2020. A few days later, they declared the first death due to Coronavirus. Most of the infections and deaths are from Las Vegas Valley. Since then, the number of infected people is increasing. Soon after, the governor of Nevada ordered the closure of non-essential businesses.
As we explained, people are facing different symptoms across the globe. So how do we make sure whether got infected with Coronavirus? The experts have announced the answer; TESTS.
Hot to Know you got Infected with COVID-19?
As we explained, the symptoms of Coronavirus are fever, tiredness, and dry cold. However, the COVID-19 virus has shown different symptoms in different people. The experts report different symptoms in people. It seems people react differently to it. There are reports of losing taste, immediate loss of energy (fatigue), upsetting stomach, etc. The COVID-19 is causing more confusion. It makes it hard for COVID-19 vaccine or medicine production. The two available tests to make sure detection of Coronavirus or not are:
- PCR test
- Antibody test
PCR test in Las Vegas
One of the available tests to detect Coronavirus is PCR. It stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The PCR is very accurate. Even if a small amount of virus in patients’ samples can take the genetic material from the test. The antibody will tell you whether you have a COVID-19 virus in your body at the moment. However, it can not tell you that you have the test before. It can provide the results in about 48 hours.
You can perform the PCR test in Las Vegas in Southern Nevada Occupational Health Center. The sooner you know of infection, the better caregivers can help you. Time is money in the battle against COVID-19.
Antibody test in Las Vegas
As the PCR test determines whether you have COVID-19 currently, the Antibody test defines whether you have had it before. It will also show whether you have antibodies against Coronavirus. The antibody test also gets called serology testing. Remember that you should perform the test when you completely recover from Coronavirus disease. The SNOHC caregivers take your blood sample. Then they test it to check whether there is an antibody for COVID-19 in your blood or not. If yes, it means that you had been infected with Coronavirus before. It can also mean that you might have immunity afterward. However, the WHO says there is not sufficient evidence for it. Look nor further for the Antibody test in Las Vegas. The SNOHC provides the test with assuring results.
The SNOHC has been providing Occupational Health Service in Las Vegas for plus 15 years. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we stand by your side. Call us at (702) 381-3989 for further information. Get an online appointment at here.
Other Physical Exams
Some of the physical exams performed at SNOHC include post offer exams to new employees, annual exams for existing employees …
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