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Useful links regarding the current COVID-19 epidemic:

 

Aga Khan University Hospital

 
 

Recommended by Dr Judy Shaw : NHS UK

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

 

A useful informative video : COVID 19 March 2020 update.

https://youtu.be/JKpVMivbTfg

 

And a very helpful NHS UK website on what to do is someone has symptoms

 
 

CDC Guidance

 
 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html
 
 

 

WHO Information

 

 
 

COVID-19: Do the Right Thing and Stop the Spread 

10 days to save a life

 

Covid-19 is spreading within the Karen Langata community. Nearly all of us will be fine, with just a mild illness or even no symptoms.

Let's to stop the spread and protect the vulnerable - older people and those with underlying conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, and obesity.

If you have symptoms and test positive, you should isolate at home for 10 days. You should notify close contacts. If on day 11 you feel well and have had no symptoms for 3 days, you can end isolation and go out. You do not need to do another test.

If you are asymptomatic but tested positive, you should isolate at home for 10 days. You should notify close contacts. If you never develop symptoms then on day 11 you can end isolation. You do not need to do another test.

If you are asymptomatic and tested positive, but then develop symptoms, you should extend the isolation period for 10 days after the onset of symptoms.

Close contacts of someone who tested positive for Covid-19 should quarantine by staying at home and avoiding other people for 10 days from the last exposure. If you remain well, on day 11 you can end quarantine and go out. If testing is available, do not test until 7 days after exposure. A negative result does not completely exclude the chance that you are infected. You should still quarantine for 10 days.

If you develop symptoms during the 10 day quarantine, you are a probable case of Covid-19, and you should extend the isolation period for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. If testing is available, a positive result confirms infection. A negative result does not exclude Covid but you should talk to your doctor and consider other illnesses.

 

Who is a close contact?

 A significant exposure is being close to a potentially infectious person (inside that 6 foot social distancing guideline) for over 15 minutes, especially if you were indoors, not wearing a mask, and in a situation where people are singing, speaking loudly or shouting. If exposure occurred 3-5 days before or up to 10 days after a person developed symptoms or tested positive then you are a close contact.

 

Do the Right Thing. Isolate or Quarantine for 10 days.

 

This advice is provided by Karen Surgery and is based on policy recommendations issued by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, as of November 2020. WHO, CDC and other countries may have different recommendations.