By Mahesh Vyas 07 April, 2020
Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in birds and mammals. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory infections, mild illness, common cold, etc.
In December 2019, a pneumonia outbreak was reported “Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market” in Wuhan, China. The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a “wet market” in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been confirmed in large number of countries due to which the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11.03.2020 has characterized COVID-19 as pandemic.
The coronavirus spreads via droplets like when a person coughs or sneezes. The viruses are spread whenever someone comes in contact with an infected person by hand shaking and touching their nose, eyes and mouth.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, fatigue, tiredness, common cold and dry cough. People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people or that people who already facing medical problems faces serious illness and respiratory problem and require special treatments.
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. So, the precautions are more important to fight with coronavirus. Here are the preventive measures and precautions you all need to take to keep the virus from you:
1. Avoid close contact with people.
2. Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.
3. Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
5. Wear mask and make social distancing.
6. Make cleanliness around you.
7. Avoid going in public and stay home.
8. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% of alcohol.
Take precautions and help the world from spreading coronavirus pandemic. Wash your hand frequently and avoid hand shaking with anyone. Maintain social distancing and avoid going in public places and stay home.
Coronavirus can affect everyone by breaking economical conditions of all countries and on everyone’s health. In most of the countries there is a lockdown for stopping the spread of virus. Take care of you and your family. Stay informed and IMPORTANT to spread the right news about coronavirus.
We all also thank to all the doctors, police force, hospital staff, medical workers, social services people and everyone who help and support in this critical situation.
For more information visit WHO official website WHO-Health Topics-Coronavirus
As per LIVE update of COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic till dated 07.04.2020, there are around 1,356,380 cases and 75,762 deaths. In United States, there are 367,650 confirmed cases. In India, there are 4,858 confirmed cases.