Everyone is talking about the coronavirus. A lot of conspiracy theories theory has surrounded the infamous virus. Some say it is the virus designed to reduce population other say it is a bio-weapon gone wrong. But in reality, it is a 20th century virus with a new strain called 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease, and it wasn’t identified in humans before.
Coronavirus (CoV) is a large family of viruses that causes a host of illnesses ranging from the common cold to life-threatening diseases. Some common ailments caused by Coronavirus are MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
How It Is Transmitted Among Humans?
It seems like the virus is spreading through coughs and sneezes. That is why you see everyone wearing the mask. However, no one can say for definite how contagious it is, or it was originated from bats or any other animals. But it is strongly recommended you stay away from meat and going out without masks.
2019-nCoV symptoms range from mild to severe. Some common signs of infection are fever, cough, and then respiratory problems such as shortness of breath or heavy breathing. In more severe cases, fever can turn into pneumonia and other threatening issues like kidney failure and even death. The problem is that there isn’t any vaccine available.
Prevention of Infection
According to the World Health Organization that are a few precautions which you can take to prevent the spread of infections:
• Always wash your hands before and after a meal and even when you come from outside.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough in public places.
• Don’t touch your eyes, mouth, or nose if your hands are not clean.
• Stay away from people who are sick.
• Keep everything near you neat and clean.
• Avoid eating raw meat or animal organs.
• Don’t go near any live animals and surfaces from places where there is a case of nCoV.
This is all the information you need to know about Coronavirus. Not a lot is known about the virus, so don’t believe anything from unauthenticated sources.