Facts About Corona Virus You know nothing about. Symptoms, types,& management of Corona Virus.
One of the major human respiratory tract infection trending in China presently is CORONA VIRUS.
These viruses are mainly associated with pneumonia, common cold , severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). It may also affect the guts.
Corona Virus was first isolated in 1937 from a highly infectious bronchitis virus in birds. Domestic birds or poultry animals could seriously be devastated by these viruses.
About 16—29% of reported common colds are found to be caused by Corona Virus. Scientists have discovered that Corona Virus could infect mice,rats, dogs, cats, cattles, horses, turkeys, and pigs, etc, over the last eight decades.
What is Corona Virus?
Corona Virus also known as Human Corona Virus (HCoV) were first identified in the 1960s in the noses of persons who were reported to having a common cold.
The word ” Corona ” is Latin which means ”halo” or ” crown” .
So, corona Virus were named based on the crown -like projections they have on their surface.
There were two human corona Virus identified to be responsible for a large proportion of common cold.—0C43 and 229E.
In humans, Corona Virus infection mostly occur during the last and first months of the year, or during winter and early spring.
It is very possible for a person to fall ill with cold which may be triggered by a corona Virus and later catch it again after four months. This is because the Antibodies for Corona Virus do not last for a long time.
Secondly, the Antibodies for a single strain of Corona Virus may not be useful against other strains.
Facts About Corona Virus
* Corona Viruses are responsible for both SARS ( Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ) and MERS ,and the recent Corona Virus outbreak in China.
*The significant symptom of Corona Virus is common cold and there is no known cure for this cold for now.
*Taking proper care of yourself by maintaining personal hygiene can help.
*Presently , there are about seven known human corona Virus .
*SARS started in China and has spread to cause infection in 37 countries in the world, causing the death of over 3,000 persons.
*Hand washing and using OTC (Over –The –Counter) medications can help eliminate cold.
* If an illness is caused by Corona Virus, it can be diagnosed by collecting a sample of Respiratory fluid such as mucus from the nose or blood.
Symptoms of Corona Virus Symptoms include the following :
*Fever (in rare cases)
Unlike the rhino virus, which is yet another identified causes of common cold, Human corona Virus are not easily cultivated in the laboratory. This makes it difficult to gauge the impact of Corona Virus on public health and national economies.
Six kinds of Corona Virus
Different kinds of Corona Virus exist according to the severity of the illness that they cause and his they can spread.
These six kinds of human corona Virus are currently recognized.
Corona Virus can be spread through the following ways:
*Making direct contact with an object or surface that has the virus and touch with your nose.
*Touching or shaking hands with someone who has the virus can spread it from one person to another.
*Sneezing and coughing without covering your mouth can spread droplets into the air and cause the virus to spread.
Managerial measures to be taken when contacted.
*Stay at home and relax while manifesting Symptoms and avoid any form of personal contact with other person to prevent transmission.
*when coughing or sneezing ,make sure you use handkerchief or tissue for covering the mouth and nose.
*Carefully dispose all used handkerchiefs or tissues and maintain proper personal hygiene around the house.
Preventive measures of Corona Virus
* Drink enough water.
*Avoid smoking and smoking areas.
*Rest and avoid over exertion.
*Use clean humidifiers or cool moist vaporiser.
*Take Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or Naproxen to reduce pain and fever.