Coronavirus cause different diseases to humans ranging from common cold, middle east respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome. A novel coronavirus is not previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic which means they are transmitted between humans and animals. Studies have shown that several coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected people. SARS-CoV gets transmitted from cats to humans while MERS-CoA from camels to humans.
Common respiratory signs include fever, shortness of
breath, cough and breathing difficulties. In most cases, infections cause
kidney failure, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome and likely
Preventive measures include covering mouth and nose
when sneezing and coughing, regular hand washing, and cooking thoroughly eggs
and chicken. Avoid close contact with those suffering from an infection.
The first novel coronavirus was reported on 31
December 2019. The World Health Organization is currently working with
governments and global experts to expand the knowledge on this virus, to track
the virus and inspect the virulence. Provide assistance to prevent the spread
of the virus.
How deadly is the virus?
Experts say that it is not as severe as the SARS virus
that spread across the globe between 2002-2003. MERS, on the other hand, did
not spread but was more deadly killing one-third of the people whom it
Where are the cases reported?
Most cases are reported in China – Hubei Province.
The virus has spread to Asian countries like North
America, the Middle East, Europe, and Australia. Deaths have occurred in Hong
Kong and the Philippines.
What can prevent corona virus from spreading?
Scientists are working on the vaccine but it is highly
unlikely that the vaccine will be available before 2021.
Wuhan, the Chinese city is sealed off for public
transit. This has affected nearly 56 million people.
Many airlines canceled flights to China, and Chinese
people are banned from entering countries and countries have evacuated their
nationals from Wuhan.
Where did coronavirus originate from?
The scientists have found that the virus originated
from the Wuhan seafood market. It was also traded illegally. The WHO report
also states that the animal source is the primary source of the outbreak.
On February 2nd, officials said the virus had 96% similarity
with bat borne coronavirus. Chinese scientists previously mentioned that the
source of the virus may be snakes.
Is it a global emergency?
WHO said that the state of an outbreak of the virus
might call for a global emergency.
Since 2005 there have been 5 major emergencies.
2009 – Swine Flu2014 – Polio2014 – ebola2016 – Zika2019 – ebola
All the countries were asked to follow the United Nations Organization’s guidelines after this emergency. The first decision to alarm global countries was done after human to human transmission was confirmed in China.
2019 nCoV outbreak December 31 2019, Symptoms :
No known incubation period.Difficulty in breathingImpaired kidney and liver functionsFeverSevere coughKidney failurePneumonia
The coronavirus is spreading at a faster rate across the globe.
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