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What is Corona Virus ? Prevention and Treatment Methods updates.

What is Corona Virus ? Prevention and Treatment Methods updates. Live Updates Corona Virus Cases, Recovered Cases, Death Cases, Active Cases, etc
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Here you will find guidance and information provide by WHO regarding novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV) which was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.


WHO is closely functioning with governments, partners and global experts, to rapidly expand knowledge base on this new virus, to trace the virulence and spread of the virus, and to provide advice to countries and individuals on measures to guard health and stop the spread of this outbreak.

Corona Viruses are known as outsized family of viruses which cause illness ranging from the cold to more severe diseases like (SARS-CoV) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and (MERS-CoV) Middle East Respiratory Syndrome . A (nCoV) novel Corona Virus could also be a replacement strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Corona Viruses are zoonotic, meaning they're transmitted between people and animals. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted to humans from civet cats and MERS-CoV to humans from dromedary camels to humans. Several known Corona Viruses are circulating in animals that haven't yet infected humans.

Some common signs of infection which include respiratory symptoms, cough, fever, breathing difficulties and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can make kidney failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome, cause pneumonia and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent this type of infection spread include covering mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing, regular hand washing, thoroughly cooking eggs and meat. Avoid close contact with people showing symptoms of respiratory illness like sneezing and coughing.

Symptoms

CDC believes that symptoms of this virus may appear within 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Symptoms can include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

How does the virus spread?

Corona Virus, which is just like the cold , is spread by droplets, which are often generated when an individual sneezes or coughs. One are often exposed when they close contact to someone other who is already sick from the that virus.

This virus was originally thought to have emerged from an animal source that infected humans but now we are seeing the virus spread from person-to-person. At this point , it's unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people.

Protecting yourself

Everyday preventive actions to assist prevent the spread of respiratory viruses will work with this novel Corona Virus.

Those actions include:

  • Minimum of 20 seconds, wash your hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60% alcohol if soap and water aren't available.
  • Don't touch your mouth, eyes and nose with your unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue, then throw it in  trash/dustbin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Prevention & Treatment

Prevention:

There is currently no vaccine to stop 2019-nCoV infection. The best thanks to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the present virus. However, as a reminder, CDC recommends preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses everyday, including:

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using face-mask.
  • CDC doesn't recommend that folks who are well wear face-mask to guard themselves from respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV.
  • Face-mask should be employed by people that show symptoms of 2019 novel Corona Virus, so as to guard others from the danger of getting infected. The use of face-masks is additionally crucial for doctors and other people who are taking care of somebody in close settings (at home or during a health care facility).
  • If soap and water aren't readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol. Wash your hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty.

Treatment:

  • There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for 2019-nCoV infection. People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to assist relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vitals functions.
  • People who think they'll are exposed to 2019-nCoV should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
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