Novel Coronavirus – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes & More

Coronavirus - All you need to know about it

What Is a Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. It can infect both animals and humans. In human it’s symptoms can cause problems ranging from a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever, to breathlessness, which can also escalate to pneumonia. In animals they may cause diarrhea (In pigs and cows) and an upper respiratory disease (In chickens).Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s and they get their name form their crown-like appearance (corona) which means crown in Latin., also it includes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

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A coronavirus is a kind of common virus rarer forms like SARS, MERS and the Currently outbreaking coronavirus can be lethal, which is spreading in the same way other cold-causing viruses do: through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person’s hands or by touching things that infected people have touched. However no vaccine has been made to stop the virus from spreading.In most of the cases, you won’t know whether you have a coronavirus or a different cold-causing virus, so you could get lab tests, to find out whether your cold was caused by a coronavirus or just a common cold.
According to China’s health official information, the number of people killed in China due to the corona virus has crossed 212. So far, more than 8000 confirmed cases of pneumonia have been reported.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared corona virus an international emergency, because of it’s continuous cases of corona virus worldwide and now it has become a major challenge for health officials to Prevent it from spreading.

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Coronavirus In India, WHO Alert: Corona virus spread in 9 states (Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chhatisgarh and Kerala) of India, more than 100 patients admitted to hospitals.
First positive case also found in India- The first case of corona virus has been confirmed in India. One out of 4 people admitted to isolation ward in Kerala has been found positive with corona virus.
To protect themselves and others from this disease, the Indian Ministry gave this advice to the experts-1. The Indians returning from China should be especially vigilant. According to experts, if you have recently traveled to China (within the last 14 days) or contacted an unregistered person, you are advised to stay indoors for 14 days after your return. Stay, sleep in a separate room.2. The Ministry’s advice is to have less contact with other family members and avoid visiting visitors.
3. While issuing a warning to all the common people, it has been said that you should avoid coming in close contact with someone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
4. Everyone in the house should keep hands clean and wash hands at all times, especially after sneezing or coughing.Novel Coronavirus

Prevention :

According to WHO, hands should be washed with soap also alcohol based hand rub can be used.
Keep your nose and mouth covered with handkerchief or tissue paper while coughing and sneezing .Stay away from people who have cold and flu symptoms and avoid the consumption of eggs , meat and sea foods.Protect yourself and your sourroundings from getting sick.

Since it’s a dangereous virus., take following precautions:

Drink clean and boiled water

For prevention, take vitamin C, Zinc, B complex as daily RDA Dose.

Strictly follow your personal hygiene.

While Antibiotics will not work on Coronavirus take decoction of Tulsi, Ginger, Pepper, Curcumin in hot water.

After suspecting Corona virus infection, wear a mask and contact your nearest hospital immediately.

Where did the virus start spreading

The Coronavirus is first began to spreading from Wuhan, China. Later, patients suffering from this are also found in other countries, like-Thailand, Singapore,  Australia, Malasiya, Japan and in England.

Within few days, the virus has infected a large no. of  people, and the virus which was limited to China till now has reached other countries including India.

Around 1200 Indian medical students are studying in China, most of which are in Wuhan province. So if they come back to India, the possibility of this virus coming to India increases a lot. ”

Corona virus has also knocked in Odisha:- A 21-year-old medical student from Phulbani town studies at Southwest Medical University in Luzhou City of Sichuan Province had returned from China on reported as the first suspected case of novel coronavirus in Odisha.

The youth presented himself before the health officials at Kandhamal on Friday for tests after he developed symptoms such as cough, sneezing and headache., and later he had been kept under observation in the isolation ward.

Chandigarh- A 28-year-old man who returned from China in Chandigarh as a suspected patient of corona virus has been kept in isolation ward at PGI.

Madhya Pradesh –Corona virus has also knocked in Madhya Pradesh.  Two suspected patients of Corona Virus have emerged in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.  Both patients have returned from the city of Wuhan (Vuhan) in China two weeks ago.  Both the patients have been admitted to the hospital in Ujjain.

Bihar –After being diagnosed with corona virus, a student returned to her home from China and now has been admitted to Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH).

 Rajasthan – A doctor who returned to MBBS from China has been admitted to the hospital for fear of being infected with the corona virus.

West Bengal (Kolkata)-A case of corona virus has also been reported in Kolkata.  A Chinese woman has been admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital in the metropolis suspected of being infected with the corona virus.

Maharashtra (Mumbai) – The suspected patient suffering from Corona virus has also been admitted to the hospital in Pune, Maharashtra.  This young man has recently returned to India from China.  A total of six patients have been admitted to the hospital at different places in Maharashtra for symptoms of corona virus.

 Delhi – Suspected patients of Corona virus have also been reported in Delhi.  Three patients have been kept under the supervision of doctors in the isolation ward of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi.  All these patients are male and these blood samples have been sent for examination.

 Chhattisgarh – A suspected patient of corona virus has also been found in Chhattisgarh.  Confirming this, Health Minister TS Singhdev said that there is no need to worry about this, only the patient has been kept under observation.

Kerala In Kerala, more than 430 people are being monitored at their homes.  It is believed that they may be affected by the corona virus.  Dr. Shaukat Ali, Advisor to Health Minister said that seven people have been kept in isolation ward in different cities.  The report of six of them has come negative while the report of one is awaited.


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