COVID-19 Catalogue – We have introduced a COVID-19 test kit to our range of products, hand sanitizer at 90% ethanol strength, and KN95 face masks, by popular demand, which can be purchased on our site. This COVID-19 test kit is highly effective and give a result in 15 minutes. It is the same test used by hospitals around the world that can now be purchased for home use exclusively from Research Peptides South Africa. See out COVID-19 Catalogue for more products.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.As of 1 May 2020, more than 3.27 million cases have been reported across 187 countries and territories, resulting in more than 233,000 deaths. More than 1.02 million people have recovered
Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or cytokine storm.The time from exposure to onset of symptoms is typically around five days but may range from two to fourteen days.
The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact,often via small droplets produced by coughing sneezing, or talking. The droplets usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than remaining in the air over long distances.People may also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face.On surfaces, the amount of virus declines over time until it is insufficient to remain infectious, but it may be detected for hours or days. It is most contagious during the first three days after the onset of symptoms, although spread may be possible before symptoms appear and in later stages of the disease.The standard method of diagnosis is by real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) from a nasopharyngeal swab.Chest CT imaging may also be helpful for diagnosis in individuals where there is a high suspicion of infection based on symptoms and risk factors; however, guidelines do not recommend using it for routine screening.
Recommended measures to prevent infection include frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance from others (especially from those with symptoms), covering coughs, and keeping unwashed hands away from the face. In addition, the use of a face covering is recommended for those who suspect they have the virus and their caregivers.Recommendations for face covering use by the general public vary, with some authorities recommending against their use, some recommending their use, and others requiring their use.Currently, there is not enough evidence for or against the use of masks (medical or other) in healthy individuals in the wider community.
Currently, there is no available vaccine or specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19.Management involves the treatment of symptoms, supportive care, isolation, and experimental measures.The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred in most countries across all six WHO regions.
The COVID-19 Rapid Test Kit can be used to detect antibodies in your blood there as a result of a COVID-19 infection. These tests are used worldwide.