This is the answer to all your questions regarding the disease spread- Coronavirus spreading across the world.
We all are familiar with the new disease Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The disease is spreading like anything all over the world. Also, according to the current situation, more than 422,829 people are known to be affected by this. Out of which 18,909 deaths have occurred. The majority of the cases are only from china, from where it started spreading.
Well, now it really doesn’t matter from where the majority cases belong to as the disease is spreading globally. And the worst part is there is no cure for this virus at all!
What is coronavirus?
Basically, coronavirus belongs to the family of viruses that cause disease in animals. Seven, including the new viruses. Now the new virus has jumped to humans and more of like, it is just causing cold symptoms. The virus can definitely cause more severe disease. And they are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV)
Coronavirus is the latest strain spreading through bats and hasn’t been previously found in humans.
Coronavirus is zoonotic, which means that it is transmitted from animals to humans. The intense search investigations have proved that SARS-CoV is transmitted from civet cats to humans. Whereas, MERS-CoV is transmitted from dromedary camels.
How did the coronavirus outbreak start?
The source of the coronavirus is believed to be spread from the ‘Wet Market’ in Wuhan which sells both dead and live animals including fish and birds.
These markets have extremely high risks of viruses jumping from animals to humans. The reason behind the high risks of viruses in the markets is due to unmaintained hygiene. They claim that it is very difficult to maintain if live markets are being kept and butchered on-site.
The animal source of the latest outbreak “coronavirus” hasn’t been discovered yet. Though, the original source is believed to be bats. Basically, bats weren’t sold in the Wuhan market but may have infected live chickens and animals sold there.
Bats have a tendency to host a wide range of zoonotic viruses, which include Ela, HIV, and rabies.
Could the Virus outbreak grow bigger?
According to the current situation definitely the situation is getting worse. Because the disease is getting spread in various other countries. As the number of cases is increasing, the death rate is also increasing simultaneously.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
The initial symptoms of the coronavirus include-
- Dry cough
- A general feeling of being sick
Later, if these symptoms are not going in some time, like a day or two. These might get severe in the form of the following symptoms mentioned below.
- Running nose
- Sore throat
- High fever
- Difficulty breathing (Severe Cases)
How did the virus spread and how you need to protect yourself
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. One of the best ways to prevent getting infected by the virus is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus basically spreads mainly from person to person. Between those people who are in close contact with one another. Also, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can either land in the mouth or noses of the people who are nearby.
Take Steps To Protect Yourself
- Clean your hands often with soap and water for about 20 seconds, if you have been in a public area or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Whenever soap and water are not available readily, you can also use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Cover all the surfaces of your hand and rub them till they feel dry.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay at home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze. You can also use the inside of your elbow.
- Wear a face mask if you are moving out or you feel sick.
- Disinfect the touched surfaces regularly. Keep your surroundings clean.