What is Coronavirus aka COVID-19

 Coronavirus (CoV) are a group of viruses that cause diseases in animals and birds. The virus causes respiratory infections which are typically mild, but may rarely be lethal. It is new to humans species.

What is Coronavirus aka COVID-19

According to World Health Organization: WHO investigation, SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. COVID 19 is the new name for the virus.

Coronavirus symptoms: 

COVID 19 symptoms in humans according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services are.

What is Coronavirus aka COVID-19

  • COVID 19 Cold symptom are slow progressive, running noise, very short breath and not able to breath.
  • COVID 19 Flu symptoms are for sometime you would be feeling you may have a high fever, headache and muscle aches, cough, sore throat, and tiredness and sometime not at all.

If might feel extremely uncomfortable in above symptoms rush immediately to emergency services

Currently No direct Treatment options available for COVID 19. It’s treatments are all supportive therapy, means if you can’t breath they get you oxygen, If you’re kidney aren’t functioning they provide Dialysis, If you can’t breathe they get you intravenous fluids (IV). By supportive therapy It’s hoped to help body’s Immune system builds Antibodies which fights with foreign cells.  An antibody (Ab), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

Reference : 

Commentary: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome COVID 19 (MERS-CoV): Announcement of the Coronavirus Study Group – https://jvi.asm.org/content/87/14/7790.short

The World Health Organization should sound the alarm on Wuhan coronavirus – https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/25/opinions/who-should-sound-alarm-on-coronavirus-bociurkiw/index.html 

China COVID 19 outbreak: Hong Kong declares emergency and closes schools – https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/china-coronavirus-outbreak-hong-kong-declares-emergency-and-closes-schools-2020-01-25/

Third US case of new virus confirmed as China warns people can spread the virus before realizing they’re ill – https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/26/us/coronavirus-orange-county/index.html

What is the COVID 19 and how worried should we be? – https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/26/what-is-the-coronavirus-wuhan-china-virus-sars-symptoms 

COVID 19 outbreak: China promises tougher crackdown to stop spread – live updates – https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2020/jan/26/coronavirus-outbreak-death-toll-rises-to-54-as-canada-confirms-first-case

COVID 19 ability to spread getting stronger, China suggests – https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/26/china-bans-long-distance-buses-from-entering-three-cities-to-contain-coronavirus-spread

Scientists race to find out how Wuhan victims became ill – https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/25/scientists-race-to-find-out-how-wuhan-victims-became-ill-coronavirus

Which countries have confirmed cases of new COVID 19? – https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/countries-confirmed-cases-coronavirus-200125070959786.html


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