About Coronavirus

Basic Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. It was a new infectious disease and was caused by new type of virus SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is a cause of an outbreak of respiratory disease. Cases of COVID-19 has spread to well over 190 countries. WHO declared a global pandemic in March 2020

Transmission

Having not much information, the spread of the disease still remains unknown. First the virus was connected with a local large seafood market in Wuhan, suggesting it was passed from animals to humans. Right now, we knew that SARS-CoV-2 can spread through human-to-human contact. For this type transmission, people need to have a close interaction within 2 meters. The infected patients can transmit the virus via respiratory droplets when they cough, sneeze or exhale. The virus can also survive for several hours on surfaces such as door handles.

The coronavirus also spreads from infected patients who don’t show the noticeable symptoms. Therefore, people can be infected during the incubation period (2-12 days) by those who look normal but already have the disease. SARS-CoV-2 enters your body via your mouth, nose and eyes. The coronavirus also spreads from infected patients who don’t show the noticeable symptoms. Therefore, people can be infected during the incubation period (2-12 days) by infected persons without symptoms.

More informations and solutions

The coronavirus also spreads from infected patients who don’t show the noticeable symptoms. Therefore, people can be infected during the incubation period (2-12 days) by infected persons without symptoms.

Symptoms of the COVID-19 include coughing, fever, breathing difficulties and tiredness. It can lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory syndrome, which may cause the patient’s death.

The death rate is higher among elderly people and those with chronic diseases and underlying conditions.

There is now no vaccine, medicine or specific treatment for the COVID-19. Doctors are trying to alleviate the symptoms of the disease and provide supportive care until the body fights against the virus itself.

Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. It is important to wash hands frequently and take care of personal hygiene. Washing hands should be thorough and takes about 20 seconds. Using soap with water or applying an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% of alcohol is recommended.

Travels and meetings with large group of people are not recommended.

Wearing a mask is not an effective protection against infections, but it inhibits the spread of virus by infected people. Don’t used few times the same face mask. It may even increase the risk of infection.

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