Corona virus (COVID19)

Posted On :   14/03/2020||03:48:28pm

Posted By :Dr.Tinu Sreeraj

What is Corona virus?


A coronavirus is a virus that is found in animals and rarely it can transmitted from animals to human beings and then spread humans to humans. 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).This newly identified novel coronavirus   is known commonly known as COVID19.

COVID19 is identified in in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and now its spreads to all over the world. The COVID-19 virus can be spread through contact with certain bodily fluids, such as droplets in a cough. It might also be caused by touching something an infected person has touched and then touching your hand to your mouth, nose, or eyes.

 

Symptoms

As per studies symptoms will be starting 2-14 weeks after the exposure.Common symptoms are given below.

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat

 

Frequently asking questions and answers about COVID19.

 

  • Is there any medicine?

             There is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19. Symptoms of a coronavirus usually go away on their own. If symptoms feel worse than a common cold, contact your doctor. Take immediate medical care.

  • How it’s spreading?

            The COVID-19 virus can be spread through contact with certain bodily fluids, such as droplets in a cough. It might also be caused by touching something an infected person has touched and then touching your hand to your mouth, nose, or eyes.

  • How we can avoid?

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. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, and cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.