Things You Should Know About the Coronavirus is discussed in this article. We hope you find the information herein helpful.
Just before you join the bandwagon who knows little or nothing about the deadly coronavirus, take a look at this article. It will help you understand better.
Things You Should Know About the Coronavirus
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The whole nation of China as well as the other parts of the world woke up one day to a very contagious and deadly disease called “coronavirus”.
This deadly ailment is spreading fast across China and other countries with the death toll rising at an alarming rate in the affected countries and region.
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Ever since the disease was discovered, there has been a record of over, 1,000 deaths across China and this record has exceeded the number of deaths recorded as a result of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) which happened between 2002 and 2003. The outbreak has led to the closure of a hospital where one of its staff was reportedly infected.
Up till now, so many researches have been carried out in order to treat or subside the spread of the virus and some of these methods includes restricting travels as well as quarantine.
However, the success of these measures that have been taken is yet to be seen as the virus keeps spreading at an alarming rate.
As the clock ticks, And time passes by, the health department of many countries especially China and the United States are on their toes to know more about the virus so that they can be better equipped to fight or control it the way they have succeeded in the past to combat other viruses which may have proven incurable but they can do little as they do not know much about the virus and entirely how it is passed from one person to another, as such, they are learning new thing each day about the virus and how it works.
This article hence, is written to bring to your knowledge some of the really important things you need to know about this deadly virus as we cannot allow you to be ignorant of this great disease which has and it still claiming the lives of so many across the globe.
Things You Should Know About the Coronavirus:
1. Coronavirus is not a new disease
If you are surprised at what you have just read, it’s okay but coronavirus was first discovered and identified in the 1960s, although it was not given much attention as the latest one has gotten.
The corona virus which surfaced in the month of December last year in Wuhan City, Hubei province in China is merely the latest corona virus.
This is why it was called SARS-CoV-2 before the World Health Organization gave it the name COVID-19 on the 11th of February 2020
2. There is no cure for Coronaviruses
Against the claims of many both offline and online, the disease is yet to be fully understood by medical expatriates around the world.
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Everyday, new facts are coming in and no one of these facts has been able to successfully point the scientists to the possible solution or cure of the virus even though it is eating really deep at a very fast pace into the population of the affected countries.
Here are seven types of Coronaviruses: the seven types will be listed beginning from the top two dangerous ones in history.
– The most dangerous strain which started in December 2019 and has been named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19;
– The second most dangerous Corona virus is called the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
– Severe acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
– 229E (alpha corona virus)
– NL63 (alpha corona virus)
– OC43 (beta corona virus)
– HKU1 (beta corona virus)
3. The current Coronavirus is airborne
It transmits through the air. Once the infected person coughs or sneezes, and just like any other airborne disease, it moves at a very fast pace through the air which has been let out to the next available person which is why it is advised now more than ever before that everyone should cover their mouth while sneezing or coughing to at least curb the spread of the virus.
4. You may be infected and not know about it
The symptoms of COVID-19 could be so mild yet one has been greatly infected. At this point, it is important that every person gets tested and keep themselves in a clean and serene place at all times to avoid being a prey to the dangerous ailment. Also, every abnormality in the body should be reported to medical practitioners.
Presently, all hands are on deck to combat the virus. The best we all can do is to keep our surroundings clean while we do our best to stay away from places and people who might be infected, restrict travels to countries like China where the disease is predominant.
COVID-19, like all other situations is a situation, we have our scientists and other medical practitioners who are working hard to make sure it is contained.