Coronavirus is a type of zoonotic virus and can affect both animals and human beings. In December 2019, the first Coronavirus outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease symptoms include fatigue, fever, general malaise, and dry cough. But apart from these general symptoms of coronavirus infection, other symptoms are individual patient-specific. Some Coronavirus affected patients have complaints of body ache, nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, and diarrhea. All these symptoms do not appear simultaneously, but at the initial stage, the mild symptoms appear and gradually the condition become worsens.
According to the World Health Organization report, one patient out of every six COVID-19 affected people had experienced breathing difficulty and develop serious illness. The risk of COVID-19 causing serious illness is higher in the elderly population and people with co-morbidity, such as hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes, etc. The risk of serious illness is low in children for some unknown reasons.
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The disease has now spread to over 195 countries with 722,157 confirmed cases. As the disease is spreading the preventive measures are very important. According to WHO, one should follow preventive measures
- Avoid air travel unless an emergency.
- Avoid public gathering.
- Hand Washing using the correct 20-seconds technique.
- Use of hand Sanitizers
- Maintain a 1m or 3ft distance between yourself and a person who is sneezing or coughing.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well and contact your doctor.