Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak has now turned out to be the biggest concern, as it has already snatched away thousands of lives. Countries all over the world have started taking different steps to fight against the pandemic of this new virus.
Coronavirus and its origin
First detected in China (Wuhan) in December 2019, coronavirus has presently spread to more than 150 countries. The number of death cases in China has crossed 8000, while in the UK it is more than 3000. The death rate in other countries is increasing at an alarming rate. Thus, it is essential to take preventive steps to have control over the transmission of the life-threatening coronavirus.
Brief details on coronavirus
SARS-CoV-2 comes from coronaviridae, a type of single-stranded RNA virus known as coronaviridae. Usually, this virus affects reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Now, when the virus affects human beings, it infects the upper respiratory tracts. In 2012, we found the first report of coronaviruses (MERS) in Saudi Arabia. SARS-CoV-2 is another coronavirus strain, recently detected in humans.
The researchers have identified coronavirus of different types-
- Alpha coronavirus- 229E and NL63
- Beta coronavirus- OC43 and HKU1
Rarer coronavirus strains, including MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, can cause severe health complications.
Symptoms indicating coronavirus infection–
After being infected with coronavirus, you can find mild flu-like symptoms within a few days. Some coronavirus symptoms are-
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Scientists have encountered difficulties in these coronaviruses in their lab. That is why they have faced a barrier to their research on the effect on these viruses. OTC medications and self-care are now the best options to keep away from coronaviruses.
Transmission and prevention of coronavirus–
We have not found much detailed scientific study on the human coronavirus transmission. Still, the researchers have found that coronaviruses spread to another person through fluids of the respiratory tract.
Some other ways resulting in the transmission of coronaviruses-
- Sneezing and coughing causing the dispersal of droplets
- Having contact with any virus-infected object and touching your mouth and nose with your hands
- Feces of feline animals may also have coronaviruses and while you have touched these feces, you can become infected.
To stop the transmission of coronavirus, you need to stay at your home for a few months. Moreover, you have to cover your nose and mouth, while sneezing and coughing. It is better to use a mask to prevent transmission. Keep up proper hygiene in your house and its surroundings.
Researchers of different countries have started researching on the contagious coronavirus to develop an effective vaccine. Furthermore, the Chinese authority has restricted the access of travelers to Wuhan from other countries. Most of the international airlines in the world have also canceled their flights.
Now, to conclude, we can say that it is essential to take safety to prevent coronavirus infection. Sanitation is the best option to keep away from this virus. We are taking appointments at our clinic ShineMD Medspa. We take good care of our patients and maintain proper sanitization in our clinic.