Coronavirus has been frightening people around the globe nowadays the most. The disease or viral infection has affected more than 78,000 people in China and 2700 outside the originated country while causing the death of 2718 and 44 patients in China and the other 37 countries in which the infection has spread, according to the World Health Organization or WHO.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, chief of WHO, said that there is a need to pay concern to the countries other than China because cases are increasing there, suddenly. Besides, the organization has said that the epidemic has been declining after 2nd February 2020 in China. The organization said that the virus was at peak on 2nd February.
Yet, it is not enough information about coronavirus. There are many things you should know about it.
What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a family of viruses. It causes common colds to severe respiratory problems like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and SARS or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. COVID-19 is the disease which is caused by this virus.
The first case of COVID-19 was reported in December 2019 in Wuhan before the outbreak of it.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19’s common symptoms are
Some people even have pain and aches. They have sore throat and diarrhea besides the runny nose and nasal congestion. The symptoms develop gradually. It can remain either mild or become severe after some days and weeks.
Around 80 percent of patients recover from it without the need for special treatment but 20 percent need treatment. Older people who have medical problems suffer a lot. Yet, the people who died of it make 2 percent. Therefore, people who are having common symptoms should go to the doctor.
How is COVID-19 caught?
A healthy person can get COVID-19 from a sick person via airborne particles. The disease is transmitted through coughing and sneezing. The drops come out of the mouth of a sick person who has virus; therefore, a healthy person who is standing near the patient can catch if he or she standing near the patient.
How to protect yourself from COVID-19?
The best way to protect yourself from infectious disease is to wear the mask. Secondly, wash your hand numerous times with soap or hand-wash that has alcohol. Moreover, do not touch the hands, eyes, and nose of another person because it can have a virus that can be transmitted in your body if you would touch that hand to your mouth and nose.
So, these are basics about coronavirus and COVID-19. Recently, two cases of it are discovered in Karachi, Pakistan. Therefore, it is requested to the reader to take precautionary steps to keep yourself SAFE.