Citrus Heights reported it’s first fatality from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a frightening illness that leaves people unable to breathe. Many of those who get severe cases of the virus end up on ventilators and some have permanent scarring in their lungs if they do recover.

The life-threatening disease can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected person, regardless of whether or not they are showing symptoms, and through contact with surfaces contaminated by an infected person.

The Basics of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus is a highly contagious disease with symptoms that include a dry cough, trouble breathing, and the loss of your ability to taste or smell things. The disease originated in Wuhan, China and quickly spread around the world. It has infected well over one million people and killed thousands.

Currently, there is no cure for Coronavirus, and no vaccine to prevent getting it. The only way to limit the spread of infection is to stay at home, and keep a distance of at least six feet from other people when you absolutely must go out.

The virus can be spread both by droplets exhaled from infected people, and from touching contaminated surfaces. If someone comes into contact with either contaminated surfaces or droplets from a cough or sneeze, that person can become infected.

If you do get sick, it is likely that your symptoms will be mild. Only about 20% of cases are severe, which may require hospitalization and intensive treatment. In about 3.4% of cases worldwide, people have died from the virus.

This illness is serious, and drastic steps need to be taken in order to keep everyone safe. Part of this is social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing masks. The other part is disinfecting areas we know the virus has been or is likely to have been.

Disinfecting Buildings

While everyone should be cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (as well as many other infectious diseases), large scale disinfecting may be necessary if someone who has been confirmed to have the coronavirus has been in the building.

The safest way to deal with the problem is by hiring a Citrus Heights infectious disease cleaning company to eliminate the threat. Eco Bear is a COVID-19 cleaning company with experience in a wide range of biohazard cleanups. They specialize in challenging situations, and are understanding of your concerns about this very real danger.

If you know your building has been exposed to COVID-19 and need an experienced company to eliminate every trace of the disease, Eco Bear has the skills and equipment to do the job. Eco Bear has performed professional cleanups in a variety of challenging situations, such as accidental death or suicide cleanups. They have the experience to remove all traces of the disease safely from the building.  Call any time day or night and the friendly staff at Eco Bear will be happy to give you a quote over the phone.