Coronavirus – A disease that has eaten up nearly half of China
- by admin
- March 8, 2020
China has always been known for its technology and production capacity. It is the largest populous country in the world which is highly known for its infrastructure. But nowadays, China is struggling with a major tragedy called Coronavirus. Coronavirus is a very dangerous disease that has shaken China’s economy. There have been more than 2800 deaths and 87,000 cases of infected people worldwide. So let’s know what is a coronavirus and what are its symptoms?
What is Coronavirus?
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus is known as COVID-19. It is a very new disease that spreads to animals and humans. It is a type of virus that starts with regular disease and turns into a serious disease. Coronavirus is of many types such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). Many types of coronaviruses have been found in the human body before but none of them are so harmful. But COVID-19 is very harmful to humans. There is ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for the disease.
Symptoms of coronavirus
It attacks with a common illness such as falling ill, cough, headache, and difficulty breathing. After this, mild symptoms turn into serious illness. Due to which the immune system of the person gets weak and antibiotics do not work in any way. The weak immune system can cause respiratory tract diseases like pneumonia or bronchitis. Its symptoms start appearing within 2–14 days of exposure.
How does it spread
Some viruses do not spread very easily, but the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads very easily. Coronavirus spreads from one person to another by joining hands, hugging, touching an infected surface or object. It can spread from one person to another in different ways such as people who live together or get close to an infected person. It is more likely to spread by coughing and sneezing. This virus can remain active for a long time on a surface or object such as a mobile phone cover.
The incubation period of COVID-19
The incubation period is the time between infection with the virus and the symptoms it exhibits. According to WHO (World Health Organization), its incubation period is 1 to 14 days but in many people, it starts appearing in 5 or fewer days.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that began to spread from Wuhan in China and spread from day to day in other countries. It is a very dangerous disease that is killing many people day by day. However, there is no exact cure for the disease yet. Efforts are being made to prevent further spread of infection in people’s bodies. New methods of prevention are being suggested by doctors.
Precautions for COVID-19
COVID-19 is still affecting people in China and other countries. Business and industry are suffering. In such a situation, it is important that you take the necessary precautions related to it.
Maintain the required distance
When a person suffering from Coronavirus is coughing or sneezes, the droplets released from his mouth or nose can enter the body of any person while taking a breath. Due to which the disease can spread to other people also. Therefore, it is essential that you maintain a distance of 3 to 5 feet from anyone, especially during sneezing or coughing.
Wash hands at short intervals
The coronavirus is spread by shaking hands or touching a surface contaminated with viruses. It is better that you avoid shaking hands and wash your hands at short intervals. Use hand sanitizer at outdoor locations. Avoid touching anything in public places such as door handles, chairs, and do not eat food stored in the open.
No kisses, no hugs
In modern culture hugs and kisses are common. But from this, the chances of spreading of Coronavirus are increased. So if you meet someone, avoid kissing or hugging. On clothes, this virus can persist for more than a week which may transfer during the hug. Wash clothes thoroughly and wear clean clothes.
Do not go out when you are sick
If you are not well, avoid sitting and going to a crowded place. So that this disease does not spread to other people. Take all kinds of precautions. Use a cloth or handkerchief while sneezing or coughing.