What do you need to know about the coronavirus? How it spreads, recognizing early symptoms and defending:
WHO (World Health Organization) was first alerted On 31 December 2019, to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. The population is around 11 million more than London in the UK. The virus did not match any other known virus. This raised concern because when a virus is new, we do not know how it affects people. Chinese authorities confirmed that they identified the new virus on 7 January 2020. The new virus is a coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) temporarily this new virus was named “2019-nCoV.”
In 2002-2003, there were about 774 fatalities in the infection, which originated in China and were caused by the coronavirus.
Chinese authorities have been working with the WHO to learn about the virus more, how it affects the people who are sick with it, how they can be treated. Coronavirus usually causes a respiratory illness that’s why WHO also give advice to people how to protect themselves and those around them from getting the disease.
The first appearance of the virus was traced back to a market selling seafood and food. Contrary to presumptions, the infection can spread not only from animal to human but also from human to human. This is the reason why it will be able to spread at a higher and faster rate than expected. The situation is also exacerbated by the fact that many people are travelling to China to spend the holidays with their loved ones due to the start of the Chinese New Year.
Common signs of coronaviruses include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
People who travel to Asia, especially China, should be cautious and wear a face mask.
If you return from a trip to Asia and experience flu-like symptoms, seek medical advice immediately and indicate that you have travelled abroad.
Those who are in direct connections with Airports due to work or travel or use any public transport should pay more attention to hand disinfection.
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