Angela Primachenko, 27, was fighting against coronavirus and at 34 weeks pregnant she decided to enter a medically induced coma. By the time he woke up, 5 days had passed since the birth of his daughter. This event has caught the attention of everything U.S who is facing the crisis of Covid-19.
The young woman from Vancouver (Washington) assures that the coronavirus initially manifested with coughing episodes. Then a fever appeared that never went down. So far she does not know how it was infected.
Angela Primachenko is a respiratory therapist at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The detail is that she did not go to work to avoid risks during her pregnancy, according to CNN.
“She knew the risk. He took all precautions, “says his twin sister Oksana Luiten.
Days passed and Angela Primachenko’s health was getting worse. The test was done and tested positive for coronavirus. On March 26, he entered the intensive care unit of the medical center where he works.
After three days, he was put on an artificial respirator. It was the same device that she uses on a normal work day.
“When you are so sick, you are only fighting for your life. My focus was not on fear, just on overcoming it, ”Angela Primachenko told CNN.
When she was in a coma, the medical team had a meeting to evaluate the possibilities of helping her and not affecting her pregnancy. “Her doctors suggested inducing labor to give her lungs and body more nutrients,” says her sister.
CNN indicates that Primachenko’s husband David gave the authorization for the doctors to proceed. The girl was born on April 1 and was called Ava, a name previously chosen by the parents and whose meaning is “breath of life”.
Primachenko is out of intensive care and is already at home. Ava is still in the neonatal intensive care unit.
“I just want to hold her, hug her and love her and catch up on the first few weeks that I missed her,” Primachenko told CNN.
What is the coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus They are a wide family of viruses that can cause different conditions, from the common cold to more serious diseases, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV).
He coronavirus recently discovered causes infectious disease by coronavirus COVID-19. Both were detected after the outbreak that occurred in Wuhan (China) in December 2019.
Fatigue, fever and dry cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19; however, some patients may experience nasal congestion, pain, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
Although the majority of patients (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need for any special treatment, about one in six people who contract the disease COVID-19 You develop a serious condition and have trouble breathing.
To protect yourself and prevent the spread of the disease, the WHO recommends washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based disinfectant that kills viruses that may be on your hands. In addition, a minimum distance of one meter should be maintained in front of anyone who sneezes or coughs, because if you are too close, you can breathe the droplets that harbor the virus of the COVID-19.
How long does coronavirus survive on a surface?
It is not yet known exactly how long this new virus survives on a surface, but it seems to behave like others. coronavirus.
Studies indicate that they can survive from a few hours to several days. The time may vary depending on the conditions (type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
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