All You Need To Know About Coronavirus
Coronavirus comes from a family of viruses. Coronaviruses normally circulate in animals & some of these viruses have the ability to transmit from animals to human beings and can cause some severe illness. Few coronaviruses known caused disease in humans includes SARS and MERS. The type which has been identified recently is called Coronavirus Disease 2019 aka COVID-19 which has caused a massive outbreak around the world. The first case of this respiratory virus COVID-19 was identified in late 2019 by the health authorities in Wuhan, China and has since spread extensively worldwide.
Research indicates Coronavirus aka COVID-19 passes from person to person & has been detected in almost every part of the world. The massive outbreak of this new coronavirus is being closely observed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organisation (WHO) & other health authorities. On 11th March 2020, WHO (World Health Organization) announced COVID-19 as a Pandemic, a term which is not something to use lightly, as it is an epidemic that has expanded across a vast region or worldwide and hitting an exceptionally large proportion of the population.
Which has urged countries to develop & execute national emergency programs to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Lakhs of people have been tested positive & the count is rising every day. Due to which Government around the globe has taken some crucial steps which include strict lockdown, shutting educational institutions, restrict travelling national and local levels, quarantine & other major steps to prevent and slow down the transmission of disease. Coronavirus is affecting not only lives but also the global economy very seriously.
Causes Of COVID-19:
Lakhs of people have been affected & the number keeps rising every day. It’s certainly unclear how contagious coronavirus is but we can clearly get an idea by looking at the situation around the world. Coronavirus mostly spread through close contact with an infected person. From the saliva or respiratory droplets released when someone infected coughs or sneezes or nose discharges or by touching the contaminated surfaces or objects and then reaching the mouth, nose or eyes. Research estimates that the virus can persist on surfaces for a few hours to several days. As a result, strictly advised practicing hygiene, avoid large gatherings and not to leave the house unless it is very serious.
Symptoms Of COVID-19:
The seriousness of COVID-19 symptoms can vary from very mild infection to severe illness depending upon the person’s age, underlying medical situation, and other factors. Some people carrying the virus have no signs in earlier days and later it gets hard to control. Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may be visible within two to 14 days after exposure to the virus and includes:
Aches and pains
Trouble Breathing (severe cases)
Critical patients may suffer from pneumonia, respiratory failure, multi-organ failure, and some severe issue. It is necessary to seek medical care right away and get tested if one has COVID-19 signs or has been exposed to the infected person.
Vaccine For COVID-19:
Currently, there is no vaccine or antiviral medication that is recommended to treat COVID-19. Many companies and medical universities worldwide are making efforts for creating a vaccine. But for now, the best way to prevent infection is to practice preventive actions laid down by health authorities. It is better to take precautions than facing harsh consequences.
There are plenty of precautions and government advice one can practice protecting against the risk of COVID-19.
Avoid mass gatherings & events.
Practice hygiene & Social Distancing.
Wash your hands often at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
Use hand sanitizer that carries at least 60% alcohol.
Carefully cover your mouth & nose while coughing or sneezing with a handkerchief or tissue and throw it right away.
Make sure your hands are clean before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Work from home or remotely.
Cook the meat thoroughly before consuming it.
Maintain a safe distance from animals & make sure to thoroughly wash your hands after touching them.
Clean & disinfect the area that is used daily oftentimes.
Staying home & practicing social distancing is a must but the immune system is something you should also care about. One of the possible ways one can dodge the chances of infection is by keeping the immune system strong, which can be done by maintaining a balanced diet. Overall protein, carbohydrates, and fat each play an important role in balancing nutrition. Sufficient nutrition is vital to boost your body’s immune system and healing.
By staying home you are not only saving your & your loved ones but the whole country or maybe the world. Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes. Doctors, nurses & other health care workers are giving their all for saving lives. Be a superhero like them by staying safe at home. Follow the advice of Doctors & Government, it will make your & their life a bit light. Help the needy if possible. Consult the doctors if needed, do not neglect. #Stayhome save lives. #Staysafe.