Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID_19)
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a set of groups that existed long ago. Still, now it is in its established form, Corona is a set of viruses, which affected humans and animals equally, it is a microorganism.
It starts its process from a common cold and cough; after that, it infected the upper respiratory system. Poorly infected respiratory routes also prevail in different diseases.
The one-third community gets affected by this virus. It has an equal effect on infants and adults. Sometimes it occurs in the form of diarrhea. Coronavirus was identified in China, Wuhan province. The whole world is suffering from this infectious disease.
History of Coronaviruses
In the past, Corona has to be seen in different forms, and diseases like in 2002 SARS EPIDEMIC occurred in China 8000 infected cases, in which 774 killed due to this virus, it also affected the respiratory system severely, in 2012 Saudi Arabia suffered from MERS. The appearance of the coronavirus is like a crown, in Latin, crown is called the Corona, that’s the reason it got the name coronavirus. Currently, Coronavirus is named by Novel Coronavirus 2019.
Coronavirus conducted from China’s Wuhan province, where its first case was reported on 31st December 2019. Local hospitals were reporting instances of severe pneumonia without any sufficient cause. Any vaccine and medicine were not responding to this disease. All cases were reported from the Wuhan region.
Wuhan is a wholesale seafood market. Wild animals also preferred to sell here. About 59 cases were reported in the local hospital of Wuhan after that they were all isolated in JINYINTANG hospital, in which 41 are confirmed cases.
The process of isolation was too late; these 41 persons infected thousands because it is the person to person transfer virus. Corona spread into all provinces of China within some weeks. To celebrate the New Year ceremony, thousands of Chinese travel into other countries; thus, different people from different countries are infected by this virus.
Assumptions on Coronaviruses
Lots of assumptions are here to discuss on coronavirus; some researchers told that it is an animal to human transplant virus, some consider fish, bats, snakes, and different wild animals are responsible for the virus. Other researchers proved it the organized shape of Corona, which China suffer in 2002, or Saudi Arabia in 2012; there is no certainty in all these assumptions. Much research is taking place to solve this problem.
Symptoms and Precautions to keep away Coronavirus
Coronavirus has different symptoms in different patients. In some patients, it shows its signs mildly and, in some it shows severely. Its primary symptoms, according to WHO is, fever, cough, common cold.
Difficulty in breathing, vomiting, backache, headache, heavy breathing.
In severe cases, it can be adopted in the shape of Pneumonia, Kidney failures, multi-organ failure, and even death in most severe cases.
It shows its symptoms in younger than five years and greater than 50 years old. It is a human to human transfer virus. If anyone observes the above symptoms in any person continuously, contact the doctor because, after seven days, symptoms got worse.
Precautions for Coronavirus
- Wash your hand with soap and water and 20 seconds are required to do this process.
- Use hand sanitizer in case of unavailability soap or water.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask and tissue.
- Use a bin after the process of sneezing and coughing.
- Avoid every close contact who enacted the virus.
- Try not to travel on public transport.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid gathering and social activities.
- Use the phone and search for online facilities in every walk of life.
Method to diagnose Coronavirus
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test required to diagnose this virus.
- This test has a sense of recognition of the genetic code of Coronavirus.
Outbreak of Coronavirus
This virus spread due to droplets transmission. Means, when an infected person coughing and sneezing a virus might cause its droplets. In the case of coughing and sneezing, cover the face with hand tissue. WHO emphasizes to wear N95 respirator masks. Confirmed patients must be isolated because it’s a contagious infection.
5 corona’s patients can infect about 550 persons, beside it common cold hardly have its effect on 50 persons. This virus can be conducted about 6 feet long if tissue or hand are not used.
It spreads 10 times faster than the common cold or infection. It is a respiratory droplet infection. Take a nutritious diet, and liquid contention is also helpful in this matter.
Facts and figures for Coronavirus
Outbreak about coronavirus and last update till March 18, 2020, are mentioned here 198,730 cases were reported, 82,779 patients recovered and 7989 deaths occurred due to this virus.
107,962 are currently infected patients, 101,547 (94%) in a mild condition, 6,415 (6%) are serious and in critical condition. 90,766 are closed cases, 82,779 (91%) patients discharged, 7,989 (9%) suffer death. 167 countries are listed with coronavirus. It is increasing day by day. All active and death cases reported in March 2020 are discussed below:
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March 1st, 2020
March 2nd , 2020
Some countries along their statistical information about Coronavirus
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Corona’s Treatment and Vaccination
Hope is the key to overcome coronavirus because no particular medicine is available; only such medicines can be used, which work on symptoms and relieve the patient from pain. Antibiotics cannot be used in the situation because it is a virus, not a disease.
Coronavirus is spreading day by day, WHO enforced health emergencies in all suspected countries. All medical associations, laboratories, doctors, researchers, physicians are currently working and trying hard to discover the vaccine against this virus, but the minimum of 6 months are required or this period must be longer than 1 year.
It is an alarming condition in the World. If vaccines and treatment would not be discovered, the world would have to face a big disaster.