Symptoms of the Corona Virus and How to Protect It?
Symptoms of the Corona Virus: According to the World Health Organization, a chronic lung disease that originated in China has now spread to 38 countries. So far in China, corona virus has infected more than 78,000 people and killed 2700.
The virus has spread to Pakistan and its neighbors. Although only two cases have been confirmed in Pakistan, screening has been extended to international airports besides borders with Iran and Afghanistan.
What are the symptoms?
It apparently starts with a fever followed by a dry cough.
After a week there is difficulty breathing. Some patients have to go to hospital.
It should be noted that the symptoms of nosebleeds and sneezing are very rare in this infection.
According to the World Health Organization, the duration of the infection from exposure to symptoms is 14 days.
But some researchers say it can be up to 24 days.
Some Chinese scientists believe that some people can cause infection even before symptoms appear.
How Deadly Is the Corona Virus?
World Health Organization WHO says after reviewing data from 44,000 patients infected with the virus
81% of people had mild symptoms
Severe symptoms appeared in 14%
Five percent of people became seriously ill
The mortality rate for this disease, named Cod 19, was one to two percent, but the numbers cannot be trusted.
Thousands of people are still undergoing treatment and some may die so mortality may increase. But it is also unclear how many cases of mild symptoms are not reported, in which case the mortality may be even lower.
One billion people suffer from influenza every year, and between 200,000 to 600,000 people are killed. The severity of the flu changes every year.
Is Corona Virus Curable?
It is currently being treated in basic ways, keeping the patient’s body active, assisting with breathing, as long as his immune system is able to fight the virus.
However, vaccine preparations are under way and it is expected that by the end of this year, the drug will be tested on humans.
The hospitals have begun to use pre-existing drugs against the virus to see if they have any effect.
How can we protect ourselves?
World Health Organization says:
• Wash your hands with soap or gel that can kill the virus.
Cover your mouth with coughing or sneezing, it is best to wash your hands from the tissue, and immediately afterwards, so that the virus does not spread.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth after touching any surface. Being infected with a virus, it can enter your body.
Do not approach people who are coughing, sneezing or having fever. Virus drops from their mouths can flow into the atmosphere. Keep at least one meter, or three feet, from such persons.
• If you feel bad, stay home. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek immediate medical help. Follow the instructions of the medical authorities.
How fast is it spreading?
Thousands of new cases are being reported every day. However, analysts say that in fact it may be spreading far beyond that, at least 10 times as much as is reported in official statistics.
It has spread to South Korea, Italy, Iran so far, after which it is feared that it will become a global epidemic. The global outbreak of any infection is called the outbreak when it spreads to different parts of the world.
The World Health Organization says they are concerned about the number of special cases that are indirectly related to China. “The chances of the virus being present are increasing,” says the company. ‘
With winter colds and flu spreading more rapidly, it is likely that climate change will help prevent the spread of the outbreak.
However, a virus similar to the Corona virus ‘Middle East Respiratory Syndrome’ spreads to Saudi Arabia over the summer. Therefore, there is no guarantee that the summer will stop the outbreak.
How did it all start?
The virus itself is not ‘new’. It’s just new to humans. It has come from one creature to another.
Many early cases were linked to a market in Wuhan in China where animal meat was found.
In China, many people are very close to animals that can transmit the virus. And densely populated cities mean that these diseases can spread easily.
The disease, called cirrhosis, also started with the Corona virus. It started with bats and ended up being humans through Sweat Cat.
The SARS epidemic killed 774 people in China in 2002, and more than eight thousand were affected.
This is the seventh variant of the recent virus Coronavirus and no changes have been seen so far. But when the situation is resolved, scientists will take a closer look at it.