Today we are going to discuss about Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
In order to know corona virus disease 2019 or Covid 19 we will talk about corona viruses.
Corona viruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, these viruses cause respiratory tract infections. It can cause common cold in mild form while more varieties can cause SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
What is Covid 19
In December 2019 it was first identified in Wuhan, capital of china and spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 corona virus pandemic.
It is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Till 30 April 2020, more than 3.2 million cases have been reported across 186 countries and territories, resulting in more than 228,000 deaths. More than 985,000 people have recovered.
Many names of Corona virus disease 2019 (Covid 19) are as follows
2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease
Novel corona virus
Symptoms of corona virus
Loss of appetite
Loss of smell
Shortness of breadth
Coughing up sputum
Muscles aches and pain
HOW IT SPREAD
The virus spread between people during close contact by small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, or talking. The droplets fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than remaining in the air over long distances. People may also become infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face.
There are many ways to prevent infection ie by frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance from others (especially from those with symptoms), covering coughs, and keeping unwashed hands away from the face.
If we do all these preventing measures we will stay away from this virus otherwise serious complications can also occur.
We can also make our immunity strong so that our body will fight against these viruses.
Vitamin c rich foods are best to increase immunity. We can get vitamin c from lemons oranges ie citrus fruits.
Also we can drink turmeric milk because turmeric (haldi) also contain anti inflammatory properties and can protect against many diseases.
Some countries are using HCQS (hydroxychl or oquinine) antimalaria medicine as a safety measure against coronavirus. But this is just trial measure no proven benefits are shown.
Currently, there is no available vaccine or specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Management involves the treatment of symptoms, supportive care, and isolation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 corona virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
Now a day’s many countries are totally locked down. As a preventive measure, So coronavirus will not spread and its chain can be break.
We would request to stay at home at this time to fight against corona.
STAY HOME STAY SAFE.