Description of Compliance with the Use of Masks in the Community During the Pandemic in the District

Authors

  • Paramita Dyna Valerin
  • Mailatul muyassaroh

Keywords:

COVID-19. Compliance, Mask

Abstract

Corona Virus is a virus that is endemic throughout the world, pneumonia, cold, sneezing and coughing are symptoms caused by Corona Virus. Corona Virus is transmitted from human to human, where to avoid the outbreak everyone must avoid public places and close contact with infected people. One of the Corona Viruses in 2020 is COVID-19 which was first identified and isolated in Wuhan, China and has spread throughout the world (Mulyati et al., 2020). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the process of mutation of the SARS-CoV virus to become highly infectious, this is a challenge for society because patients who are in the incubation period and are detected falsely negative can spread the virus (Atmojo et al., 2020). Based on existing data, comorbid hypertension and diabetes mellitus, male gender, and active smoking are risk factors for COVID-19 infection. A more male sex distribution is thought to be associated with a higher prevalence of active smokers. In smokers, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, it is suspected that there is an increase in ACE2 receptor expression. Several other risk factors determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are close contact, including living in the same house with a COVID-19 patient and a history of travel to an infected area. Being in the same environment but not in close contact (within a 2 meter radius) is considered low risk. Medical personnel are one of the populations at high risk of infection. In Italy, around 9% of COVID-19 cases are medical personnel. In China, more than 3,300 medical personnel were also infected, with a mortality of 0.6% (Susilo et al., 2020).

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Published

2024-02-19

How to Cite

Paramita Dyna Valerin, & Mailatul muyassaroh. (2024). Description of Compliance with the Use of Masks in the Community During the Pandemic in the District. International Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1(1), 12–20. Retrieved from https://international.arikesi.or.id/index.php/IJHSB/article/view/2