The recent outrage of the coronavirus has stunned the world.
Initially, anticipation follows the breakout in an illegal animal market in Wuhan China.
Till writing this report as on Friday morning (6 March 2020), almost 98,435 people are affected. Further, the death count lied around 3,280, in which almost 268 were in mainland China.
In the midst of the scenario of suspense and fear, no antidote or treatment is available for proper treatment. However, the recent era of social media has given extensive rise to fake myths and info about Coronavirus China.
Here, we’re going to take look at every aspect of Wuhan Coronavirus outrage to gather some real facts.
Before, we start let’s understand what it’s actually…
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In microbiology, coronaviruses actually is a huge family of virus causing illness in animals or humans.
In fact, the recent outrage is also a coronavirus but has a genetically up-gradation.
Initially, the unavailability of any specific name, the same name came into use by Coronavirus news. However, recently scientist has given the virus the same ‘SARS-CoV-2′.
One thing you need to note down is the recent breakout of coronavirus is due to SARS-CoV-2. This virus is spreading among people worldwide causing a disease termed as COVID 19.
Coronavirus came into account for the first time in 1937. Initially, the virus was responsible for an infectious bronchitis virus in birds. In fact, it could destroy entire poultry stocks.
In the 1960s, scientists discovered the first sound evidence of human coronaviruses (HCoV) in the nostril of people suffering from the common cold.
Furthermore, two more human coronaviruses (OC43 and 229E) common cold to large proportion.
Also, the name of the virus has an interesting story. Actually, it has a crown-like projections on their surfaces. “Corona” in Latin means “crown” or “halo.” This was where the name came from.
In humans, coronavirus infections are quite common during the months of winter and in early spring.
Further, people usually become ill with common coronavirus cold and chances might be they catch the same for 4 months again.
Actually, this happens as coronavirus antibodies don’t last for a longer time. Moreover, the antibodies of one strain coronavirus might not work for another one.
The first outbreak of COVID-19 was encountered in Wuhan, China. Actually, it had some link to illegal seafood and live animal markets, signifying animal-to-person spread.
Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread.
Furthermore, the Chinese official reported person-to-person spread in China. Now, this can take a form of extensive outrage with an increasing number of cases mostly relating to China.
Even, continuously increasing Coronavirus US cases come into account with COVID-19 mostly linked to travel from Wuhan.
COVID 19 spreads from already infected people. The person-to-person infection occurs through small droplets from mouth or nose spreading when COVID-19 infected person coughs or exhales.
These droplets set down on surfaces and objects around the person.
This is why you are recommended to at least stay away for 1 meter (3 feet) away from an infected person.
Here, are some common questions pertaining to Coronavirus Transmission!
Researches and studies indicate, COVID-19 predominately spreads through respiratory droplets rather than by means of the air.
Till now, the primary way the virus spreads through is by respiratory droplets expelled infected person while coughing or sneezing.
Given that, the risk of infection of COVID 19 from someone with zero symptoms is likely very low.
Nonetheless, several people suffering from COVID 19 had mild symptoms. However, this is particularly the early phase of the disease.
The transmission risk of COVID 19 from infected person feces seems to be very low. However, initial studies suggest the virus might be present in feces. Nevertheless, this is not a primary way of the outbreak.
COVID-19 is a new respiratory disease, previously never seen in humans. According to reports, illness has tally from mild symptoms to extreme illness to death from confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Below mentioned Coronavirus symptoms leading to COVID 19 might appear in 2-14 days after exposure
Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Still, there is no better cure than prevention.
Obviously, taking preventive measures will save you from getting infected through respiratory diseases.
Well, these are usual everyday habits preventing the spread of several viruses.
For now, there are no specific antiviral treatments available for COVID-19.
Infected people receive supportive care to reduce or relieve symptoms. In several cases, treatment included care to sustenance vital organ functions.
Well, people exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider on an immediate basis.
Call your healthcare professional in case, you experience the above-mentioned symptoms after getting in contact with an infected person.
Also, let them know if you have to travel to the affected area or been in contact with someone. They would work with the State’s Public Health Department and CDC to determine if you require to go for the COVID-19 test.
If you have caught COVID 19 or suspecting you are infected with it, you need to take preventive measures to stop its further propagation.
Looking at the mortality rate which is around 2 %, we can say Coronavirus is less deadly!
To determine the impact of any virus, two major prospects can be taken into account: “How Contagious The Virus Is” and “Fatality Rate.”
In the case of the Coronavirus China outbreak, the average fatality is 2.3% as per reported while writing the blog. You can grab a look at the data over Coronavirus in China
With around 98,428 people infected, and to date 3,386 deaths have been reported due to COVID 19 Infection. In fact, this in total has a fatality rate of 2.3%, the virus is more deadly in elderly folk and maximum fatality in the age group 50 to 80+.
However, from the total infected people, 98,428 people have recovered out of which 59,027 cases are completely closed with 3,386 (6%) Coronavirus Death Toll.
Currently, the number of COVID 19 Infected Patients is 39,401 out of which 33,128 (84%) are in Mild Condition. However, rest 6,273 (16%) are critical.
Numerous facts are revolving around the internet around claiming as a cure for Coronavirus. Here, we have done a fact check:
|Coronavirus is man-made||False info, no evidence found|
|Home remedies like garlic and sipping water every 15 minutes or taking vitamin C can cure it||Sure these are good for health. But, nothing sound is present for curing the virus.|
|Wearing a mask is compulsory||Mask is necessary for infected people to avert transmission & health professional to prevent from getting infected|
|Greater Temperature can kill Coronavirus||No truth in that!|
|The virus can transmit through the mail from China||It doesn’t stay alive for long on surfaces and objects.|
|Kids can’t get infected||Any age group can be infected. However, most cases are of adults|
|Everyone who gets infected dies||The fatality rate is around 2 % only.|
Coronavirus Outbreak majority hit china, and the effect can also trigger its economy. Meanwhile, with the constantly increasing number of COVID 19 Cases, WHO has issued a travel advisory in a few countries!
Have a look at the major countries dealing with COVID 19 Attack as we share Coronavirus 2020 stats country wise:
When compared with other virus attacks in China or the world, Coronavirus deaths are less. In fact, the fatality rate is very low, so you don’t need to take stress about it with constant social media havoc.
In case, you see symptoms contact your local health professional right away and follow all the above-mentioned precautions.