Corona Virus Out Break

What is Corona Virus

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Coronavirus comes from its name Corona which means crown-like structure. This virus enters into the body of Host through mouth, ears, nose and even eyes and affects the respiratory system. Thus the symptoms are Dry throat, Coughing, Sneezing, Muscle cramps, Breathing problems, High fever and can be as fatal as Kidney failures thus leading to death.
Coronavirus was also identified in the similar pandemic SARs which broke out in China in 2002-03 and killed about 900 people while 8000 people were infected by it. Novel corona is also from the same family and has a resemblance of 80% with the virus of SARs. The difference is 20% which is believed to be a major factor to deal with. 2019-nCoV is more infectious but less lethal as compared to the SARs virus. The SARs virus did not spread to other humans until and unless the infected person showed any symptoms. But in the case of 2019-nCoV, the incubation period of this virus is from 1 to 14 days before the host (person) shows any symptoms but still the virus can be spread to other people. This means that if a person is carrying 2019-nCoV he won’t be aware of it until and unless he falls sick thus spreading the virus unknowingly

How did the recent outbreak occur?

The recent outbreak of coronavirus is believed to have occurred in a market for illegal wildlife in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Chinese health authorities and the WHO are investigating the outbreak of the recent coronavirus which has claimed 17 lives and reportedly infected hundreds.
Is the recent strain fatal?

Since it's a new strain, there is no specific vaccine that can treat it. However, according to the WHO, "many of the symptoms can be treated & therefore treatment based on the patient’s clinical condition". However, it has already killed over 3000 globally.

Symptoms of coronavirus

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Symptoms of Corona Virus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

a cough
a high temperature
shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it's a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

How did it travel into Humans?
Coronavirus is found in animals. They traveled into humans either by close contact or when they were consumed as food. After the SARs breakout, Scientists and Researchers traced back the origin of the virus which was never seen in the human body before and found out that it was present in the bats.
Chinese people eat a lot of exotic animals which makes them the first target of such pandemics. This time it’s believed that the Virus was transferred from bats to some animal (Researchers are assuming it to be Snakes) which was then consumed by a Chinese family of 7 from which 6 family members were admitted to the hospital due to pneumonia. After testing a new virus was found which then appeared in 49 new other patients in Wuhan province proving that it can be transferred from person to person.
How it’s transferred from person to person?
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When an infected person sneezes or coughs, these virus comes with the droplets. They can be alive in these droplets for about 5 days. If a healthy person comes in contact with these droplets means if he touches them and then rubs his eyes, ears or mouth, then he is also exposed to these viruses. And depending on the immunity of the person this virus takes 1 to 14 days to show the symptoms. But we have also found a few cases where people didn’t show any of the symptoms yet they collapsed on the streets thus alarming the fact that these viruses might be mutating in the body.
What are the treatments?
As this virus is new there is no treatment for it. The patients are treated with supportive measures like controlling fever, cough and are kept on ventilators and oxygen tanks to support the breathing problems in a few cases. Scientists are working on the Vaccine and are hoping to get them till next month but I highly doubt on its authenticity as it takes years for a vaccine to be prepared after lots and lots of testing
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