What is a coronavirus?
Coronavirus are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most people get infected with coronaviruses at one point in their lives, In some cases, the viruses can cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
These viruses are common amongst animals worldwide, but only a handful of them are known to affect humans. Rarely, coronaviruses can evolve and spread from animals to humans. This is what happened with the coronaviruses known as the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) and the severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus (SARS-Cov), both of which are known to cause more severe symptoms.
What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus and how do you treat it?
For confirmed Corona virus infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people being mildly sick to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:
- Shortness of breath
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of Corona virus may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.
How do you treat coronavirus ?
There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for Corona virus infection. People infected with Corona virus should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
People who think they may have been exposed to Corona virus should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus
If you were in China in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
Avoid contact with others.
Not travel while sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
How to Prevent Coronavirus
Here some tips to prevent from Coronaviruses that will keep far from infected. Best best way tp prevent infection is that “avaiding being exposed to this Virus”
Wash your hand with soap atleast 20 seconds or rather you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, noes and mouth with unwashed hands.
Make Distance with the people who are sick.
Don’t go for out when you are sick.
Cover your Sneeze or cough with a tissue or clothes
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
Where did the Coronavirus come from?
The scientists noted there are two snakes that are common to southeastern China where the outbreak originated: the many-banded krait (Bungarus multicinctus) and the Chinese cobra (Naja atra).
However, some experts have criticized the study, saying it’s unclear if coronaviruses can indeed infect snakes.
How far has the Coronavirus spread?
The first cases of the Coronaviruses were reported in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to various other countries, including Thailand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United States, Australia, France, Taiwan, among others.
The CDC is also investigating 110 people from 26 states for a possible infection with the new virus, officials said Monday (Jan. 27, 2020). Thirty-two people under investigation have tested negative for the virus.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Question
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is not that same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.
SARS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from civet cats, while MERS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from camels.
This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.
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