Coronavirus

A coronavirus(2019-nCoV) is a kind of common virus that causes an infection. It can cause a wide range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. Some, like the common cold, are mild, while others are more likely to lead to pneumonia. They are usually spread by a direct contact with an infected individual. WHO is recording a recent outbreak of a new strain of Coronavirus in Wuhan City, China.

Human Coronaviruses

Two human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, have been known to frequently cause severe illness.

1. MERS-CoV (coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).

2. SARS-CoV (coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome).

What are the symptoms & Prevention?

Most coronaviruses have similar symptoms to any other upper respiratory infection like,

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Body aches

 Use sanitizer and water to wash your hands often for 20 seconds or more. And Avoid close contact with the sick.

People should also avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth-and avoid contact with infected individuals.

Is there a treatment for coronavirus?

Many people suffering from common human coronavirus disease should recover by themselves. You can however do some things to relieve the symptoms If you are mildly sick, you should
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Stay home and rest

There is no known treatment for the disease, but that does not necessarily mean it is untreatable. That is, for individual patients, physicians will streamline supportive care, whether they have fever, breathing problems or other symptoms.

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