CORONAVIRUS. FAQ

WHICH SYMPTOMS?

Coronaviruses are a very large family of viruses that affect both humans and animals. The type of coronavirus we are experiencing as a pandemic today is called COVID-19 and it only infects people. The main infections of the coronavirus are respiratory, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory diseases. COVID-19 is an infectious disease that was unknown before the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

According to the World Health Organization “The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and appear gradually. Some people become infected, but do not develop any symptoms and are not sick. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without any special treatment. People who have fever, cough, and breathing difficulties should always seek medical care.

For further information, please visit the World Health Organization website here

MEASURES ADOPTED

Following the events we are experiencing caused by the COVID-19 spread, our IVF clinics FIV Marbella, Ovoclinic Madrid, Ovoclinic Barcelona and our gamete bank Ovobank, are following the measures taken by the health authorities to protect the health and welfare of our employees, patients and donors.

In order to guarantee the safety of our employees and to be able to continue offering a quality service, we have taken the appropriate measures, marked by the Spanish Health Authorities, to satisfy the needs of patients and centers

Our Contingency Plan includes remote access to all work tools in order to continue developing our tasks normally outside the clinic, limiting trips and face-to-face meetings, only to those strictly necessary.

We try to guarantee the normal supply of services within a framework of security to be able to offer our services to those patients or centers that wish to do so.

  • Employees who need to be in the clinic for reasons related to their specific job, should stop doing so if they show any symptoms of illness.
  • In order to avoid possible risks due to direct physical contact, we have recommended all our staff to avoid greeting patients (hands or kisses).
  • Our staff is required to wash their hands before and after receiving every patient.
  • All people entering the clinic are also recommended to wash their hands with soap and water or with the sanitizing gels available at the reception desks so that we can all make use of them.
  • Our staff have been provided with the necessary protective equipment.
  • We keep a close watch on the possible symptoms of any worker, as well as on all the recommendations of the Health authorities.

WHAT ABOUT MY REATMENT?

For any type of enquiries about your treatment we offer to our patients an initial online medical consultation so that a specialist can clarify any questions.
OUR CENTERS FIV MARBELLA, OVOCLINIC MADRID Y OVOCLINIC BARCELONA FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF THE SPANISH FERTILITY SOCIETY (SEF) AND REMAIN OPEN WITH MINIMUM LAS RECOMENDACIONES QUE DICTAN LA SOCIEDAD DE FERTILIDAD ESPAÑOLA (SEF) AND REMAIN OPEN on a shoestring

The correct storage of gametes and pre-embryos in our facilities is fully guaranteed, counting with a minimum maintenance service for the supply of liquid nitrogen in our banks that maintains the optimal conditions of storage of these cells, as well as the shipment of gametes to those collaborating centers that request it.

prevenTION

  • Currently there is no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent the disease is to avoid exposure to this   #we stay at home
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly through person-to-person.