The recent outbreak of the coronavirus in China has become a prime-time debate in the world media. The Americans are anxious over the spread of this disease from Chinese people landing in their territory, with each passing day, a new case of coronavirus pop-up.
"The evolution of the outbreak and further development of transmission, these are of grave concern,” says WHO official Dr. Mike Ryan "
“These developments in terms of the evolution of the outbreak and further development of transmission, these are of grave concern and has spurred countries into action,” Ryan said, adding that he just returned from China on Wednesday.
“What we know at this stage, this is still obviously a very active outbreak and information is being updated and changing by the hour.”
Coronavirus in medical terms is a set of viruses those combined affects the respiratory tract of mammals, including humans. This virus is associated with the common cold, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and pneumonia
Symptoms of the Coronavirus
The prevalent symptoms of cold or flu set in three to four days post-infection of the coronavirus, and these symptoms are mild; they are mentioned below: -
A Running Nose
Fever, In Rare Cases
A Sore Throat
Asthma Like Feeling
Unlike the other viruses types, the human coronaviruses cannot be cultivated in the laboratory easily, therefore, it is difficult to come with the antidote of this infection. One thing to need to know that there is no cure or treatment for the coronavirus. The only way to get relief is self-care, along with the over the counter medication.
If You Are Diagnosed With the Coronavirus, the Doctor May Advise You to Take Good Amount of Rest and Overexertion.
Drink water in regular intervals of time.
Avoid smoking, and stay away from the smoky areas.
Use a Clean Humidifier Or Cool Mist Vaporizers.
The virus which is responsible for the coronavirus is diagnosed by taking the sample of the respiratory fluids such as blood, mucus from the nose.
Transmission Of the Coronavirus
As a matter of truth, there is medical research or study over the years illustrate the spread of the coronavirus from one individual to another. However, medical science believes that the virus is transmitted via the respiratory system. The different ways the coronavirus is spread are as follows: -
When you are near someone who is sneezing & coughing uncovered, and the droplets into the air, which spreads the virus.
Touching or shaking hands with someone who is infected by this coronavirus, and this virus can spread from one person to another.
Coming in contact with an object or surface on which the virus is residing, and then touching the mouth, eyes, or nose.
In the rare case, the coronavirus may spread via the contact with the faeces. The Americans are most likely to come in contact with the faeces during the winter or fall. However, this virus is active throughout the year, and the individual may get infected by this disease more than once in his/her entire lifetime.
The best way to prevent the spread of this disease is to stay home and take a good amount of rest if you are experiencing the prevalent symptoms of coronavirus infection and avoid contact with other people. Cover the mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, this is to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Also, make sure you dispose of the tissues and maintain a hygienic ambience in the room.
Preventing Coronavirus -How To Avoid This Disease?
Here, are the common takeaways from experience of people in the areas of the outbreak of the coronavirus in China.
Not just to stay clear of the coronavirus, washing your hands frequently prevents taking germs and bacteria in your hands to your mouth.
Stay away from someone who is sick, having the symptoms of the common cold. It is important that you avoid crowded spaces for some days, till things get normal. Don’t send your kids to the pool and don’t let them play with someone ill.
Above all, you cannot the masks. Make you and your family members wear makes great sense if you are residing in a geographical location where the outbreak is severe. However, wearing it constantly is essential to prevent infection.
“The best protection is hand washing and being mindful of contact with a person’s face,” said Dr. Eric Cioe-Pena, director of global health for Northwell Health and the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York.
“The most common way viruses like these are spread is from droplets, or little particles of viruses, that land on a surface that another person touches and then spreads, usually by touching their face or eating,” he said.
What To Do If You Are Travelling?
“At the time, traveling to China is probably ill advised,” said Dr. Teresa Murray Amato, director of emergency medicine, Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. “It is not clear how transmittable the virus is and who is at the greatest risk of a poor outcome.”
“The biggest risk to traveling to China right now is the strict quarantine and travel bans, the Chinese government has been enacting,” said Cioe-Pena.
What To Do If You Get Sick?
There is simply or treatment or cure for the new type of coronavirus-since there is no other treatment for common cold other than the over the counter medicines.
In the rare case, the virus leads to pneumonia that inflames the lungs and the patient difficulty in breathing, and this is where the real threat lies-this condition becomes life-threatening.
Pneumonia cannot be cured with antibiotics, and as of now, there is no antidrug for this virus. Instead, the doctor will pay more focus on supporting the lungs of the patients, so they can function the best. The patient may require life support in severe cases.
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