In the past 4months the world has faced its most feared and dreadful time because of the Novel Corona virus, Covid-19. As a result of its wide spread and contagious nature most nations of the world are on lockdown. World Health Organization WHO, and other corresponding Health organizations have declared it a PANDEMIC.
There are several types of Corona viruses that causes diseases. Example, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS, and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS, outbreaks that first occurred in 2002 (China) and 2012(Saudi Arabia) respectively were caused by Corona virus strains. But this type(strain) of Corona virus is affecting human for the very first time.
Covid-19 was first discovered in December 31st,2019. This is the reason behind the number 19 added to Corona viral disease 2019(Covid-19). So, what is Covid-19 and what causes it? How can I contract it? How long does it take to manifest? Scroll down for the answers.
What is Covid-19?
Covid-19 is a Novel(new) Corona virus that first infected human in the city of Wuhan, China in 2019. On 31st December,2019 WHO office at China was informed of death resulting from Pneumonia of an unknown cause. It was later confirmed to be a Novel Corona virus p on 7th January, 2020.
What causes Covid-19?
Covid-19 is caused by Novel Coronavirus( SARS-CoV 2)
Mode of Transmission
- Person to person contact.
- Contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person.
- Touching eye, mouth and nose with infected hands
How long does it take to manifest?
- Within 2-14days symptoms shows up but most people do not manifest till they recover.
What are the symptoms?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- Others includes headaches,chills, muscle pain, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.
No known cure for now and treatment is supportive. It can resolve on its own in an individuals that have strong immunity.
The Goodness about Covid-19 is that it is not a death sentence. People who are diagnose of it recover. As a matter of fact there are over 4.0million cases of infected persons, 1.3 fully recovered and discharged. The Active cases now is over 2.3million. Among these 2.2million, 98% are mild and stable while 2% are in critical and unstable condition.
Hence, be of good courage, do not fear or fright as this affects your psycho neuro-immunology. Follow laid down instruction and do not violate government others. For we will surely