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Newborn and COVID-19 practice issues
Being a parent of a newborn is the most memorable moment for every couple, but due to the pandemic happening around the world the new parents of newborn babies have to take harsh steps to keep their families safe. When exposed to the newborn, the caregivers should wear mask and wash their hands frequently to keep the newborn safe, even keeping safe distance between the bed of the mother and the cradle of the newborn are few steps to keep the baby safe from COVID-19 For Infants born during the pandemic the COVID-19 pandemic affected the quality of neonatal care. The youngest children tend to be milder, which means they don't have as many symptoms as adults and even most children tend to have asymptomatic infection, which means they don't have any symptoms at all. In this upcoming webinar Dr Vineet Kwatra Senior Consultant Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology Medanta Hospital will provide insightful information on care-seeking by parents, guidelines regarding taking care of newborns.
About the Speaker
Dr Vineet Kwatra
Senior Consultant Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology Medanta Hospital
Introduction to COVID-19
Coronaviruses are the family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from common cold to more severe disease such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. People infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and require special treatment for recovery.The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose through small liquid particles from coughing or sneezing. The particles can range from larger respiratory droplets or small aerosol particles.It is important for everybody to maintain respiratory etiquette to avoid this condition.
Microbiology of Covid 19
Coronaviruses,Positive sense, single-stranded enveloped RNA virus belongs to the family Coronaviridae. Coronavirus name is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown. The viral envelope under electron microscopy appears crown-like due to small bulbar projections formed by the viral spike (S) peplomers. Neutralizing antibodies against the S-protein are believed to play an important role in protective immunity. Coronaviruses are found in avian and mammalian species. They resemble each other in morphology and chemical structure: for example, the coronaviruses of humans and cattle are antigenically related. There is no evidence, however, that human coronaviruses can be transmitted by animals. In animals, various coronaviruses invade many different tissues and cause a variety of diseases, but in humans they are only proved to cause mild upper respiratory infections, i.e. common colds.
Omicron: The Rising Threat
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron to be a COVID-19 variant of concern based on preliminary evidence that it spreads quickly. Omicron was first reported in South Africa on 24 November 2021 and is quickly becoming the dominant variant there. A variant of concern is one that may change how the pandemic behaves, so the WHO pays close attention to it.
Omicron: What Healthcare Professionals should know
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron to be a COVID-19 variant of concern based on preliminary evidence that it spreads quickly. Omicron was first reported in South Africa on 24 November 2021 and is quickly becoming the dominant variant there. A variant of concern is one that may change how the pandemic behaves, so the WHO pays close attention to it. This webinar will be discussing what and how healthcare professionals should be aware of the situation.
COVID IN INDIA: New Challenges
To restrict the rapid spread of the coronavirus, it is important for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID19 to be isolated. Omicron (B.1.1.529) is a variant of SARS-CoV-2 that has been identified initially in COVID-19 patients in Botswana and South Africa. This session by Dr Viny Kantroo, Consultant Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India will help you understand the recently updated management patterns of the new threat Omicron and Covid 19.