Coronaviruses are large group of virus that are common among animals. As per US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it can be easily transmitted from animals to humans.
The symptoms include sore throat, running nose, headcahe, fever, which can last up to a couple of days. For those who have weak immune system, there's a chance that the virus can lead to lower, and serious respiratory tract illness like pneumoni and bronchitis.
Severe Acute Respiratory Sundrome or SARS is the other coronavirus that can lead to above symptoms. It was also first identified in China. As per WHO, it causes respiratory problems but can also cause diarrhea, fatigue, respiratory distress, difficulty in breathing and kidney failure. Older people are most vulnerable to the disease.
Coronavirus can spread via human contact with animals. When it comes to human to human transmission of virus, it often spreads when someone comes in contact with infected person's infections such as cough, sneeze handsake. The virus can be also transmitted by touching something of an infected person and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. It can only be controlled by handling a patient's waste.
As of now, there is no specific treatment. Most of the time, the symptoms will go away on their own. However, Coronavirus can be releived by a prescribed doctor's medication.
A room humidifier or hot shower can help with sore throat or cough.
Drink plenty of fluids and get proper sleep.
There is no vaccine to treat the Cornavirus. Trials are underway.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.
if infected, stay at home and avoid crowds or contact with others.
Cover your mouth and nose to prevent spreading of the virus.
People of all ages can be affected by the deadly virus (2019-nCoV). However, older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions like heart disease, asthma and diabeties are more vulnerable to fall prey to the virus.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked people of all age groups to protect themselves from Coronavirus by following good hygeine and respiratory hygeine.
As per WHO, no antibiotics work against these viruses but only on bacteria. If you are hospitalissed for the being infected with Coronavirus, you may receive antibiotics as bacterial co-infection is possible.
Even though some specific treatment are underway and tested for clinical trials, there is no specific medicine to prevent or treat Coronavirus. However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care.
Sources : WHO | Health Ministry-Center and States
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