What is Coronavirus COVID-19? How Coronavirus COVID-19 Spreads?

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Coronavirus COVID-19 is a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19.

COVID-19

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019.

How does the new coronavirus spread?

COVID-19 appeared in Wuhan, a city in China, in December 2019. Although health officials are still tracing the exact source of this new coronavirus, early hypotheses thought it may be linked to a seafood market in Wuhan, China. Some people who visited the market developed viral pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus. A study that came out on Jan. 25, 2020, notes that the individual with the first reported case became ill on Dec. 1, 2019, and had no link to the seafood market. Investigations are ongoing as to how this virus originated and spread.

As of now, researchers know that the new coronavirus is spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The droplets generally do not travel more than a few feet, and they fall to the ground (or onto surfaces) in a few seconds — this is why social and physical distancing is effective in preventing the spread.

SYMPTOMS?

Coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Unexplained loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

If you have a fever or any kind of respiratory difficulty such as coughing or shortness of breath, call your doctor or a health care provider and explain your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, urgent care facility or emergency room. Here are suggestions if you feel sick and are concerned you might have COVID-19.

How is Coronavirus COVID-19 treated?

As of now, there is not a specific treatment for the virus. People who become sick from COVID-19 should be treated with supportive measures: those that relieve symptoms. For severe cases, there may be additional options for treatment, including research drugs and therapeutics.

How do you protect yourself from this coronavirus?

THINGS NOT TO DO:

  • Do Not Share Eating
    Stop having food around those who ask you for it.
  • Don’t Touch Your Face or Nose
    Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
  • Avoid Contact with Sick People
    Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
  • Avoid Crowded Places (Social Distancing)
    As an individual, you can lower your risk of infection by reducing your rate of contact with other people.

THINGS YOU SHOULD DO:

  • Wash Your Hands For 20sec ;Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a Mask if Available ;You should continue to use the surgical mask in all public places until you are advised.
  • Cover Nose When Sneezing ;Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Seek Medical Care Regularly ;Regular health checks can identify any early signs of health issues.

Important preventions:

Avoid Crowded Places (Social Distancing)
As an individual, you can lower your risk of infection by reducing your rate of contact with other people.

Wear a Face Mask
You should continue to use the surgical mask in all public places until you are advised.

Cover Mouth when Coughing
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

Wash Hand Frequently
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Seek Medical Care
Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

Avoid Contact with Animals
Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).