What is Corona Virus and What are the Precautions
1– It is a novel corona Virus disease that is said to come from animals such as bats.
2– It is called as 2019-nCoV. It was reported to World Health Organization on 31 st December 2019.
3– It reproduces inside living cells and hijack their machinery. They turn the cell into virus by binding to it. The virus progeny affects other cells and cycles starts anew.
4– Scientists have linked the diseases to a family of viruses known as corona viruses, which include the deadly SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome.
5– Corona virus is thermonuclear pandemic level bad.
6– This outbreak started in Wuhan, one of the central Chinese cities. It is believed that source of illness is seafood market in Wuhan, which sells wild animals in market.
7– China has shut down Wuhan to reduce the spread of virus. Cancelled all the transportation leaving the city.
8– Cases are now found in many of the countries because people from Wuhan travel to other countries and spread the virus. It is now found in japan, Thailand, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, India and Pakistan.
9– Symptoms of this disease are mundane as dry cough, fever, runny nose and breathing problems which further leads to viral pneumonia as a last stage.
10– In severe cases, people can have organ failure.
11– It is not identified early as people don’t tend to go to hospital in early stage as the intensity increases and it develops more severe, it causes death of people.
12– People with weak immune system are vulnerable to disease because they are unable to fight off the virus.
13– Recovery mostly depend on the strength of the person immune system.
14-There are two types of transmission of corona virus: animal to people transmission and
people to people transmission.
15– Antibiotics don’t work on this disease as it is a virus not a bacterium.
16– Specific treatments for this disease are not yet identified as it is a brand-new virus.
17– Clinical trials of drugs are going on to treat Corona virus.
18– People with respiratory problems are more in chance to have the corona virus.
19– 170 deaths from 7,700 reported cases means that mortality rate is about 2%.
20– Viruses that spread easily have mild impact on population.
21– Stay home, don’t go in crowded places, avoid contact with people even family members especially the one who have recently traveled.
22– Wear Face mask to protect yourself from contracting the virus.
23– Hand hygiene is very important. Wash your hands thrice with soap and alcohol rub.
24– Seek health care if mild symptoms appear.
25– Make sure not to come close to someone who has any kind of illness. 3 feet to 6 feet distance is to be maintained from the ill people.
26– It is advised to females to take iron tablets twice a week and men once a weak to improve their immune system, healthy immune system increases the chances to fight off the viral diseases.
27- Vick’s stick is very helpful. Put 1 tsp Vick’s in small bottle of warm water and shake to dissolve it. Try to inhale it every hour.
28– Take garlic in your diet. There are certain kind of oils that are helpful.