- last update date : 2020-04-07
Corona virus is a large family of viruses that infects humans and animals, as it targets the respiratory system and causes many infections. Symptoms of the Corona virus range from normal colds to acute respiratory syndrome disease or kidney failure to death.
The outbreak began in a city called Wuhan in China last December of the year 2019, in one of the seafood markets, and then the Coruna virus spread later in many other countries, such as the Asian, European and Middle Eastern countries.
Corona virus symptoms
Corona virus is accompanied by many symptoms that may be hidden at the beginning of the disease and gradually begin to appear in a period ranging between five days to three weeks or more, and it is similar to the common cold with many other developments that accompany it.
The symptoms of Corona virus are summarized in the following points:
Fever and fatigue.
Suffering from a dry cough.
Nasal congestion and runny nose.
Sore throat and diarrhea.
Worse, the corona virus sometimes leads to death, especially for those people who have a weak immune system or who carry other chronic diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure alongside chronic heart diseases and other chronic diseases.
Corona virus is an infectious disease, where most people become infected by catching it from people who are infected with the virus, when a patient with the disease coughs, dropping spray on surfaces, etc., which leads to infection of another person when touching these surfaces.
The main way to catch the Coronavirus is through the respiratory drops expelled by a person who coughs infected with the Coronavirus. Moreover, the duration of corona virus stays on surfaces remains for several hours and possibly several days, depending on several different conditions, such as the type of surface, temperature, and humidity in the environment.
There is a study that demonstrated that the corona virus enables older adults and infants, those with weak, insufficient immune systems to defend against disease, in addition to those with underlying medical problems, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes.
Corona virus prevention methods
The Ministry of World Health has issued some simple precautions that you must follow, help prevent corona virus, and here are the details:
Take care to clean hands regularly and regularly, rubbing them well with soap and water to kill all viruses on the hands.
Avoid touching the eye, nose, or mouth at all, as it is possible for the hand to contain viruses due to touching many surfaces. Once the eye or nose is touched, the Corona virus will be transferred to the body.
Maintaining a distance of at least one meter between you and the opposite person, especially if he coughs or sneezes, in order to avoid catching drops that expel him when coughing or sneezing.
Make sure to cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing with folded tissue or a medical mask and get rid of them immediately after coughing.
Make sure to stay home if you feel any of the symptoms of Corona virus, and seek medical attention from local health authorities.
Avoid traveling to other places, especially if you are an older person or have a chronic disease such as heart disease, blood pressure or diabetes.
To date, no vaccine or antiviral drug to treat the Corona virus has been established, yet there are many ongoing clinical trials and potential drug therapies to combat the Corona virus, and the WHO continues to provide efforts to develop vaccines and medicines and provides the most recent information related to these clinical findings.