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The ‘What’ and ‘How’ about Coronavirus

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With the recent outbreak of the new virus COVID-19 in 2019 causing pandemonium and health concerns globally, it is a must to stay informed and to inform. With numerous theories circling the actual cause and cure of the infamous Coronavirus, most of which are hocus pocus. Basing on various accounts from different outlets and WHO reports, here are some of the basic things you need to know about the Coronavirus.

What is Coronavirus?

Investigation on finding the actual cause of the virus is still going on. What is known is that it is a virus that causes illness in both humans and animals. In humans, it causes severe respiratory problems, pneumonia, and kidney failures.

●First reported from the city of Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Few cases of pneumonia escalated to a world emergency concern.



●Spreads through droplets from person to person while coughing, sneezing, and exhaling.

●Ever since its outbreak, it has been spreading to all corners of the world with thousands of reported cases.

●CERF of the UN released $ 15 million to help aid fund global efforts.

●World Health Organisation supplied over half a million Personal Protective Equipments(PPE) to 47 countries_ Southeast Asia, Pacific region, Africa, and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

●Recent cases reported in Italy, Iran, and the Korea Republic.

Symptoms and Prevention

The most common symptoms being fever, cough, and fatigue, there are even cases of patients who don’t develop any such symptoms but still carries the virus. It is essential to get immediate medical help if any signs persist or just most importantly, to be safe and aware.

As far as the valid preventive measures go, following some basic hygienic techniques such as;

●Washing hands often with soaps, alcohol solutions, etc.

●Maintaining at least one meter distance from an infected person

●Covering your mouth while coughing or sneezing

●Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products

●Avoid traveling, especially for older persons with underlying medical issues such as high blood pressures, diabetes, heart problems, etc.

Putting a stop to this nightmare requires staying aware and, at the same time, spreading awareness.

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