FAQs on Confirmed & Recovered Cases

Have you contracted the coronavirus? Has a loved one become ill? We have gathered some answers to the most important questions for you so that we can better help you and your loved ones safe

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Most people infected with the coronavirus are asymptomatic. Symptomatic patients display symptoms that are similar to those of influenza. The most common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, and new loss of taste and smell. Muscle aches, headaches, and a sore throat are also signs of the disease.
One of six confirmed patients will develop a severe illness manifested by trouble breathing. In the most severe cases, the disease may cause to acute pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, renal failure, and even death.

According to what we currently know so far, the following groups of people are at higher risk of complications:

  • Older adults over 65
  • Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • People with an acute heart condition
  • People with an acute chronic lung condition
  • People with diabetes
  • Dialysis patients
  • People with hepatic cirrhosis
  • People with immunosuppression for any number of causes
  • People suffering from morbid obesity

The information that we have is still partial and is based on a handful of descriptions and on what we know about diseases of similar viruses. Currently, there is no information on either short or long-term harm to fetuses or newborns because of the mother's infection with the viruses during the pregnancy. Miscarriages were described in some other viruses of the coronavirus family during the mother's pregnancy. The vast majority of babies born to mothers who were infected with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus during pregnancy did not carry the virus, and the virus was not isolated in the amniotic fluid.

So far, the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has not been found isolated in breastmilk, and it is apparent that it is not transmitted through breastfeeding. However, it should be noted that breastfeeding is a close contact that may spread the virus by exposure to respiratory excretions or by contact.

At the present time, there is no specific treatment for novel coronavirus disease. Patients in critical condition are being treated with experimental treatments whose effectiveness was yet to be decisively proven. The patient's treatment is palliative treatment at its core and is administered according to the patient's clinical condition. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not help patients with novel coronavirus disease.

The message from the Ministry of Health will usually address you by your private name. You will be able to verify the message by calling to the number given in the message (08-6822334) from the same mobile phone that received the message. The automatic system will recognize, whether the number you have called from is included in the list of numbers, to which messages have been sent by the Ministry of Health. If you receive a voice message, then your mobile phone does not accept text messages.

Due to increase in hundreds of new patients each day, it is impossible to conduct only an in person epidemiological investigation (contact tracing) for each case by a professional. An epidemiological investigation (contact tracing) is a process of identifying those people, places and times where exposure to the patient may have occurred prior to the diagnosis, and who may have been infected by them. Those who have been exposed are asked to enter isolation as soon as possible. Quick entry into isolation helps to protect public health, and especially people that are close to you.

In order to carry out epidemiological investigations (contact tracing) in large numbers as quickly as possible, we are also aided by sophisticated technological means. Therefore, after diagnosis, details about the patient are passed on for investigation by technological means, and the patient is informed by text messages (SMS) or voice messages.

During the process, places will be identified where the patient visited in the past 7 days only and people that the patient met. Contents of conversations are not accessed. The information is used only by the Ministry of Health - and solely for finding those who were exposed to the patient and to discover the source of the infection. When we find out who was exposed to the patient - we will send them a text message (SMS) or a voice message that will inform them that they must enter isolation immediately.