The arrival of Covid has completely changed our habits and the way we conduct ourselves. This highly contagious virus is widespread in the population and the chances of contracting it are many.
It is important that we are alert both to prevent the disease and to diagnose it in time with the SARS-CoV2 tests.
There are many studies and testimonials that show us that starting treatment in the early stages of the disease gives us great chances of recovering more quickly.
What are the chances of contracting Covid
The Covid has already been stalking and spreading in the population for almost two years. Now with the arrival of the new Omicron variant, the contagion figures have increased greatly, this together with the restart of many activities in crowds and the little care on the part of people increases the cases.
Of course, getting infected also has a lot to do with your lifestyle and the protective measures you take. If you expose yourself to busy and crowded places, the risks will be greater than if you hardly leave the house.
There is data that Omicron will affect more than half of the European population in recent weeks, in addition to the fact that it is 3 times more contagious than variants such as delta.
When to get a Covid test
Taking into account the high possibilities of contracting the virus, it goes without saying that it is good to do a PCR test or a rapid Covid-19 antigen test.
regularly to discard. Now, it is not very likely that everyone will do this, unless it is required in some areas (work, school, airport, etc), there are also cases in countries where access to these tests is more difficult.
But regardless of the above factors, there are 3 main points that should prompt you to take a test:
You have symptoms of Covid
If you start to feel bad you should get tested. The symptoms of Covid are various and can occur to a lesser or greater extent, these can range from cough, fever, body aches, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, nasal congestion, vomiting, diarrhea and even difficulty breathing. breathe.
It does not matter if they are very few and mild, it is important that you do a test to rule them out. Remember that Covid can affect each patient differently, as factors such as age or previous medical conditions have a lot to do with it.
If you had contact with someone who tested positive
It is important that you go to get tested if you had contact with someone who tested positive, since there is a good chance that you have contracted the disease and even made your family sick.
If you were in a crowded place without biosecurity measures
In the event that you have been in a very crowded place and you did not take the necessary precautions, even if you do not present any symptoms of infection, it is best to carry out a test to rule out the disease.
Now with the arrival of rapid antigen tests ( Covid-19 BOSON, Covid-19 NEWGENE, Covid-19 WESAIL, Covid-19 GOLDSIDE, Covid-19 FLOW FLEX ) authorized in several countries, obtaining diagnoses is easier.
These rapid tests for oral or nasal fluid antigens are practical and in a few minutes they will give you a diagnosis. In addition to the fact that it is proven that in variants such as the Omicron, the Covid-19 saliva tests identify the virus faster.
In short , all Covid tests authorized by health institutions are effective and reliable. Go to them in time for an early diagnosis of the disease.