What Is Coronavirus and Know How It Spreads?

Outbroken in the city of China, Coronavirus has spread in half of the world today, infecting almost half the population. The deadly virus is spreading rapidly and is causing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Signs & Symptoms of Coronavirus:-

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms are

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse

In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

The virus is even causing organ failure in severe conditions leading to death and with no treatments available. The only thing we can do is take precautions. In this article, we will be discussing Coronavirus, how it spreads, symptoms, causes and how it can be prevented.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick:-

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick:-

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take action to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.

Myths about Coronavirus :-

  • It’s a  myth that Saline, garlic, and sesame oil can prevent coronavirus infection.
  • Spraying your body down with alcohol or chlorine, or swallowing bleach, can kill the new coronavirus is not true at all.
  • Pets can become infected with and spread the new coronavirus. This statement is false.
  • It is a myth that Coronavirus can spread from products, letters or packages from China.

Recent Updates Over Corona Virus:-

Coronavirus cases have crossed 182,000 all over the world with over 7,100 deaths. Of these, China has over 80,800 positive cases while Italy’s tally stands over 27, 900. Total cases in India have risen to 126, as per the Union health ministry. 

Don’t Panic. Be Aware of coronavirus. Because most of the cases has been recovered, as per the latest news.

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe ailments may take three to six weeks to rebound. In mainland China, where the virus first exploded, more than 80,000 people have been diagnosed, but more than 60,000 already have recovered.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, India has 125 positive cases of which 17 are foreign nationals. Maharashtra has a maximum of 36 cases as per its data and Kerala has 22. There is no need to panic because most of the cases are been recovered, infected people are under medical supervision.

Avoid these steps to prevent Coronavirus :-

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue safely.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, don’t panic seek medical attention immediately.

Consult the nearest Doctor for proper information about this infection.

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