CORONA VIRUS

                                  CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus is virus found commonly in animal and can rarely be zoonotic. But following the outbreak of human corona

virus popularly called COVID-19 by WHO;it has generated alot of global concern.Other human coronavirus associates include:
  • SARS virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome)    
  • MERS virus (middle  east  respiratory  syndrom )

                               symptoms  

COVID-19 sympyoms ranges from mild to severe and the icubation period is 2-14 days post exposure.
  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty in breathing
  • sneezing
  • running or watery nasal discharge.                           immuno incompetent ones may develope serious signs like pneumonia or bronchitis.

                        Transmission mode

COVID-19 can be spread through contact with infected bodily fluids or discharge like cough droplet or touching infected objects and putting same fingers in the mouth,eyes or nose.

          prevention

  • avoid overcrowding/ overcrowded area
  • stay home if sick
  • always wash your hands with soap and running water or sanitizer after touching any object / pet
  • avoid touching your mouth, eyes, nose. with your fingers

           Diagnosis

call your doctor if you suspect you have the virus or sick.The doctor carrys out some differential diagnosis to rule out other common similar diseases.In some cases,your doctor may suggest self isolation to prevent the virus spread.

           Treatment

There is no (100%) treatment currently for COVID-19. But symptomatic treatment can be helpful. If symptoms worsens, call a doctor..also water therapy or drinking enough water can be helpful 

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