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Coronavirus:All You Need To Know About Symptoms and Risks

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Coronavirus All You Need To Know About Symptoms and Risks
Coronavirus All You Need To Know About Symptoms and Risks

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Most countries around the world are trying by all means to tackle the new coronavirus that has already killed thousands. As the world further shuts down due to the coronavirus pandemic, more cases are now being recorded outside of China, where the virus was first detected in the central city of Wuhan.

What is coronavirus?

According to the WHO, coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

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What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organisation, the following are the symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Most patients with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
  • Older people and those who are suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

How to prevent Coronavirus?

  • One of the most important and best ways to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.
  • Secondly, you can prevent it by protecting yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based sanitiser and avoiding to touch your face.

How does it spread?

The COVID-19 virus basically spreads through saliva droplets or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Therefore, it’s very crucial to practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

Is there a vaccine for coronavirus?

As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics will not work. Also, the antiviral drugs that are usually used against flu will not work, and there is currently no vaccine. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system.

How many people have been affected?

According to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and China’s national health commission confirmed human-to-human transmission in January. As of 24 March, more than 380,000 people have been infected in more than 150 countries.

Do face masks help protect against Coronavirus?