Symptoms & Prevention of the Coronavirus
As per the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, Coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses that result in sever illness or even death. Coronavirus is transmitted between humans with no spread from animals so far. This virus induces illnesses ranging from common cold to severe diseases that include Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV). Earlier, this disease was not been recognized in humans.
China is the first country where Coronavirus was detected. More than 100 countries have detected the virus in their territory.
There are various ways through which the virus can be spread. The virus can be transmitted through contact with the person suffering from cough. Certain bodily fluids such as droplets in a cough can be a cause for the virus. Also coming in contact with the infected person and then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose can lead to infection.
Breathing difficulties, shortness of breath, fever, cold respiratory symptoms are the common signs of infection. The severity in symptoms of Coronavirus can vary from very mild to severe.
This virus is mostly affecting older people or those who currently have pre existing medical conditions. This condition includes a high risk of serious illness or heart disease. This is equivalent to when one suffers from other respiratory illnesses such as influenza.
Pneumonia or bronchitis are the two serious symptoms to those with weak immune systems. Also, sometimes they require oxygen or mechanical ventilation. This virus is so far detected mostly in adults, but some children have been affected too.
It is possible not to develop or feel any symptoms, but it’s possible to be infected from the virus. The symptoms develop slowly and are generally mild. There are certain additional symptoms which may be sometimes experienced. These includes sore throat, headache, stuffy nose, body aches and pains, or diarrhea.
As per observations, respiratory symptoms may get worse in the second week of illness. This may appear after 8 to 9 days.
The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may occur between 2 to 14 days. This infection may result into kidney failure, respiratory syndrome, pneumonia and even death if the case is severe.
As per the recommendations suggested by WHO, avoid close contact with one suffering from respiratory illness such as sneezing and coughing. Also, it is advisable to cover mouth and nose while sneezing and coughing. Regular hand wash with alcohol-based soaps and sanitizes is a must . Always use a mask to keep yourself protected from the virus. The Covid 19 infection is not fatal, but the prevention is always better than cure.
The Helpline Number for corona-virus : +91-11-23978046 or 1075