The main route of transmission for COVID-19 is person to person.
Transmission may result when an infected person coughs or sneezes and infected droplets are inhaled by another person. It’s also possible to come into contact with the virus on a surface or object, which is then passed on when a person touches his or her mouth, nose, or eyes.
The virus is considered highly contagious due to how easily it spreads from person to person. Spread is most likely when a person is symptomatic, and symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, problems breathing/shortness of breath, and fever. Pneumonia, severe respiratory issues, and organ failure are also symptoms of COVID-19, which can be fatal depending on the health of the person who’s ill.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge self-quarantine if a person is experiencing the above symptoms and is considered at risk for COVID-19 (such as by coming into contact with an infected person or recently traveling to a country with a high infection rate).
While medical treatment may be necessary, there is a growing fear that hospitals and clinics will be at capacity while dealing with suspected cases. Also, testing supplies are not always readily available, which makes it difficult for medical staff to distinguish legitimate cases from the non-legitimate ones.
There are many problems with self-quarantine. For example, there is no guarantee that a patient will stay in quarantine for the required amount of time. It may also be difficult for a patient to receive medical care while at home.
The DrOwl app has processes in place to track and monitor patients being actively quarantined. It can also help patients in quarantine receive essential medical care thanks to hundreds of physicians and nurses available for video or telemedicine chats.
The thought of contracting COVID-19 is stressful but having a solid plan in place is reassuring to patients and their families.
Please contact us for more information on how this platform works and how you can begin using it.