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What You Need To Know About COVID-19

As declared by the World Health Organization on the 11th of March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak is a global pandemic. This worldwide health crisis has affected millions of people and caused the death of thousands.

COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that has similar symptoms to common colds. It is caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus, affecting the sinuses, nose, and throat and then going into the respiratory tract. The person infected with COVID-19 can be asymptomatic, which means he or she has tested positive but is showing no symptoms at all. On the other hand, the person can be symptomatic,  showing symptoms of the disease. Either way, both are infectious because the virus is highly transmissible from one person to another.

Medical experts are furthering their studies to discover treatments for COVID-19. As part of these research efforts, Santos Research Center in Tampa is active in conducting clinical trials as a contribution to the science-based solution to end the pandemic.

What You Need To Know About COVID-19

Symptoms Of COVID-19

COVID-19 symptoms develop in an average of 5-6 days and may take up to 14 days.

Here is the list of common symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Body pains
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Diarrhea

For severe cases, the symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion

The degree of the symptoms may start from mild with a higher possibility of progressing to severe depending on the strain of the virus contracted. There are new COVID-19 variants that contribute to the fast pace of transmission. Variant forms of the virus have the ability to infect more people and cause more serious health complications.

Who Is At Risk of COVID-19?

People who have weakened immune systems, those with comorbidities, and individuals with underlying medical conditions are highly at risk of getting COVID-19. Also, patients with existing lung diseases like asthma or COPD should take extra precautionary measures not to get the virus because it will pose a great danger to their health and can cause severe complications.

Here is the list of comorbidities that are at risk of getting the coronavirus:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart conditions
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart problems
  • Lung diseases
  • Liver problems

Preventive Measures for COVID-19

To help stop the spread of the virus, get tested immediately when you are already symptomatic or come in contact with a person who has tested positive. Aside from following the safety protocols like wearing of face masks, washing of hands, and social distancing, you need to get vaccinated to prevent severe symptoms of COVID-19. It can save a lot of lives, protecting not just yourself but also your loved ones and your community.

Today, the end of this pandemic era is still unknown to everyone. Medical researchers are still conducting more studies, gathering new data, and finding better treatment options to combat the virus. Clinical trials are needed to thoroughly assess every possible intervention to discover an improved,  safer, and more effective treatment for COVID-19.


Do You Want To Participate in a Paid Clinical Trial For COVID-19?

Schedule an appointment at Santos Research Center. Call (813) 249-9100. You may visit www.santosresearch.com for more details.

Santos Research Center, Corp. is a research facility conducting paid clinical trials, in partnership with major pharmaceutical companies & CROs. We work with patients from across the Tampa Bay area.

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