All about Coronavirus? High Alert!

All about Coronavirus, High Alert! Everything you need to know to stay safe and healthy. Symptoms, the risk involved, etc.

What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that invade the respiratory system usually. The name is derived from the Latin word corona, which means a crown, because of the spiky margin surrounded by viruses.

Most of the animals are infected, including bats, cats, and birds. There are only seven people known to infect, including 2019-nCoV, SARS and MERS.

SARS is thought to have spread in the Middle East from bat to civilian cats to humans, from bat to camels to humans. No one knows the root of 2019-nCoV.

At the moment, the animals in Wuhan, China–a city of 11 million–are believed to have made the leap late last year. Nevertheless, scholars often try to identify their exact source.

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Symptoms of coronavirus?

In 10 and more than 30 percent of cases, two of the seven coronaviruses infecting humans, SARS and MERS, may cause serious pneumonia and even death. However, other signs such as a common cold lead to a milder one. At the moment we know that 2019-nCoV will kill, but the frequency or fatality rate is not clear.

According to the Disease Controlling and Prevention Centres, the majority of patients start fever, cough, and breathability right now. The early study, published in The Lancet, gave more information. It examined a subset of the first 41 patients with 2019-nCoV confirmed in Wuhan.

The most common symptoms of headage, diarrhea, and coughing mucus or blood were fever, cough, muscle pain, and fatigue.

Everyone had CT scans of pneumonia and lung abnormalities. Concerning the severity of the illness, 13 patients had ICU and six had died. Many (68%) of the patients were released from the hospital by 22 January.

There have been reports more recently, such as in the four cases in southern Germany, of persons with very mild symptoms. Asymptomatic cases are also known.

As we learn more, 2019-nCoV may be more like influenza than SARS. It is because infectious diseases usually look worse when finding first since people are usually present in hospitals.

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All over the news!

All U.S. services to China will be suspended by Delta and American Airlines: On Friday, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines each stated that, as concerns about the international expansion of coronaviruses, their service to mainland China is suspended.

American Airlines said all flights to and from China were suspended immediately by 27 March.

Delta stated that from early February to April 30 it would also suspend services. On February 3, the last aircraft will fly to China, while on February 5, the latter will be leaving China.

Poland’s national carrier LOT Polish Airlines has suspended flights to China until February 9. More than a dozen suspected coronaviruses are admitted to hospital in Poland and more than 500 people are treated by health care.

Damage till now.

  • With approximately 9,800 infections, more than 200 people are dead already.
  • 43 new deaths have been confirmed in China, raising the toll to 213.
  • Nearly 2,000 new cases have been registered in the country for 24 hours, which, according to Chinese and World Health Organization data, has increased to nearly 9,800 worldwide. The vast majority of cases occur within China. In 19 other nations, approximately 100 cases have been confirmed.
  • Since airlines cancel Chinese flights, stocks are falling.
  • Russia says that it will start to bring its people out of China

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List of Actions taken by the government

Both CDC and the State Department have issued their highest level Chinese travel warnings to the effect that Americans should not travel to China at this time. And not only because there’s a risk of catching this new virus. (These advisories probably change as the outbreak progresses, so keep checking.)

Most airlines have now, in part because of the decreased demand, canceled or scaled off flights to China. “It’s more troubling that[ outbreak] reactions are sporadic at this moment,” Nuzzo said”. To go to China and get stuck somehow would not be fun. And when you come back, you will be screened further.

There is actually a low public risk in the US. And almost every Vox health expert said that the use of facial masks to prevent disease in the general population does not have good indications.

Masks are only useful when you already have a respiratory infection and are in close contact with people with respiratory illnesses and if you want to minimize the risk to spread to others or if you work in hospitals. (In addition, there are reports of mask runs, and health workers need to remain safe with other supplies.)

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Protecting yourself from coronavirus?

While disposable facial masks prevent large particles from reaching your mouth, a tighter N95 respiratory mask protects you from airborne illness much more effectively. While the possibility of coronavirus contractions in the USA and in other countries of the west is very low, the best bet is to take every precaution you can-including hand washing and avoiding other sick individuals if you want to prevent viral infections.

If you were ever a dentist, surgical facial masks would look familiar— health professionals use them to prevent fluids from splashing into their mouths. They fit loosely and allow airborne particles into them. In East Asian countries, people frequently wear masks to protect themselves from smog and respiratory problems, but they are not built to filter the air from small particles.

A face mask is mainly designed to prevent the liquid from entering your mouth or nose from being sneezed by another infected person (gross, I know). You can protect yourself against becoming ill by wearing one if you have close contact with anyone who’s sick and may prevent the spread of your illness to someone else.

Face masks can also help prevent infectious transmission from hand to mouth because, when you wear one, you can not touch your own mouth directly. Nevertheless, virologists are claiming that the airborne virus can not be prevented by surgical face masks.

To people who are not medical professionals, N95 masks are difficult to wear. It gets hot and stuffy when you put the mask on, so many people take it away before it can do any good.

Another study has shown that respiratory masks can help prevent viral infection, but only when combined with often washing hands.

At the end of the day? An N95 and Respirator mask approved by the government can reduce your risk of viral disease, but only when properly used. Moreover, you should continue with other preventive measures that make common sense such as frequent washing of the hands, not touching the mouth or nose and avoiding the sick.

A surgical face mask should work when you do not have access to an N95 mask. Though, as noted, when you wear a face mask, you will be less safe from airborne viruses. Hall says you can also wrap your nose and mouth with a scarf or other cotton fiber.

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