The Baguio City Health Office said Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-positive people who are asymptomatic or exhibiting no symptoms make the fight against the disease more complicated.
Of all the categories of illness severity, it is the asymptomatic that is the scariest because they can still transmit the disease, local health experts said.
Since they do not experience any signs, asymptomatic persons tend to be lax in their observance of the safety protocols endangering people around them.
“It makes the battle more difficult,” according to the city health experts.
They said asymptomatic people should not neglect the ailment because apart from the fact that they are contagious, they are also prone to developing symptom at a later stage of the illness.
“Ang spectrum ng Covid 19 na impeksyon ay walang sintomas at may sintomas.
Sa unang lima hanggang 10 araw ang sintomas ay asymptomatic hanggang mild symptoms lang mula nung ikaw ay nahawa. Sa pansampung araw, mararamdaman na ang hirap na paghinga, at pag baba ng oxygen level sa katawan,” they explained.
“Kaya kung walang symptoms, hindi nangangahulugang dapat nang ipagwalang bahala ang sakit sapagkat maaari ka pa ring magkaroon ng symptoms anumang oras at maaari kang makahawa ng ibang tao kung hindi mag-isolate at gagawin ang ibang pag-iingat.”
So how can an asymptomatic person know if he or she is infected and thereby protect others?
“Have yourself tested and when the results come out, we have one advice: trust your doctors,” they advised. – Aileen P. Refuerzo