If you are watching the news regularly, then you must be very familiar with the news that is spreading like anything & that is about "Coronavirus".
Coronavirus (CoV) is a common virus that can affect you with an illness in your nose, throat, sinuses and even more severe diseases. These viruses are zoonotic which means that the transmission of this virus has taken place between animals and humans. A lot of investigation reports stated that the different kinds of Coronaviruses were transmitted from cats to humans (SARS-CoV) or camels to humans (MERS-CoV). Even there are more Coronaviruses which is been circulating between animals, yet haven't affected any of human beings.
Symptoms Of Coronavirus:
As per the WHO, the symptoms of the illness include high fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath & breathing problems as well. In worst cases, it can lead to problems like pneumonia, respiratory syndromes, kidney failure & even death.
The critical part about Coronavirus is its unknown incubation period and as per the sources it lies between 10 to 14 days.
Coronavirus Affected Areas
As of now, the majority of cases have been reported in China. Most of the deaths have been reported in China.
If we look at the numbers, the total numbers of cases reported globally are around 9940 whereas the number of cases reported in China is 9809 which is the highest among all & apart from china, the virus has spread to many other countries. Please find the below image describing the Countries, territories or areas affected & reporting the confirmation of Coronavirus.
Image Source: World Health Organisation
Let's breakdown the number of 2019-nCoV cases that have been reported worldwide by 31st January 2020.
|Country / Territory / Areas||Confirmed Cases|
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES||4|
So, these were the number of cases that have been reported as per the country & region.
Coronavirus Treatment & Precautions
As of now, there is no vaccine found to treat Coronavirus.
But if you are experiencing the symptoms, then you must consult a doctor without any delay & can go for laboratory tests to detect human coronavirus.
Along with that to prevent a coronavirus infection,
- Avoid close contact with people who are already infected from Coronavirus.
- Wash your hands properly with soap or hand sanitizer.
- Drink Fluids.
- You can consult a doctor for antibiotics if you are facing sore throat issues.
So, keep all the symptoms in your mind & if you get sick then do treat your symptoms wisely. Contact your nearest doctor if they don't go away.