Ibrahima Kalil Keita1*, Yemelín Riverón Alvarez2 and Ali Rafael Sangróni3
1Specialist in General Surgery, Specialist in Family and Community Medicine, Divina
Providencia Hospital, Ministerio de Salud Publica, Ecuador
2General Practitioner, Resident of General Surgery, Provincial Hospital, Santiago de Cuba
3Internal Medicine Specialist, Chief of Medicine Service, Divina Providencia Hospital, Ecuador
*Corresponding Author: Ibrahima Kalil Keita, Specialist in General Surgery, Specialist in Family and Community Medicine, Divina Providencia Hospital, Ministerio de Salud Publica, Ecuador.
Received: April 17, 2020; Published: June 26, 2020
Coronaviruses are a wide family of viruses that can cause various conditions, from the common cold to more serious diseases. The usual symptoms are fever (38 - 40ºC), respiratory manifestations due to dry cough and dyspnea as well as sore throat and headache. In the most severe cases, they can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. The power of dissemination is not yet known exactly; According to some authors, one in four patients develops a serious infection and one in 10 patients die from serious infections. Regular hand washing and covering or protecting the mouth, nose and eyes are recommended as elementary preventive measures. The case fatality or mortality of those infected increases significantly with age: 60 years (1.5%), 60 - 70 (3.6%), 70 - 80 (8%), over 80 (15%). Children and young people have a very low case fatality, but they are possible asymptomatic carriers .
Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus; SARS; Pandemic; Mouth Covers
Citation: Ibrahima Kalil Keita., et al. “The Disease of the Mouth Covers: What Do We Know?”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.6 (2020): 03-07.
Copyright: © 2020 Ibrahima Kalil Keita., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.