A guide to protect people against the coronavirus in Montreal. The outbreak of the Corona virus in China has affected the entire world. It is thought to have originated in the seafood and meat market in the city of Wuhan, China, but there are other theories as well. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are a total of 2,078,605 confirmed cases worldwide and 139,525 confirmed deaths. This is a critical time for everyone. 213 countries, territories and regions are affected by this pandemic. All areas have been quarantined due to this outbreak.
Scientists have stated that this disease is commonly found in animals such as mice, rats, dogs, cats, turkeys, horses, pigs and cattle. There is very little chance of this disease being transmitted to humans. But here we are. Today everyone is afraid to know if they are infected and there is no vaccine until today.
This epidemic from China has taken over the world and forced people to be trapped inside their homes. The good news: the rumors. So, here, we'll provide all the details about Corona virus disease, including symptoms and how to help you stay safe.
CORONAVIRUS OR COVID-19? You must have heard both words on TV, in the newspaper, on the radio or on social sites. But have you ever realized that these two words are different? No problem, we will tell you about both terms.
Corona virus is a group of viruses that cause the common cold, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) in humans. SARS was transmitted from civets to humans when MERS left a camel. The first corona virus was isolated in 1937. It was found in birds. This virus was responsible for an infectious bronchitis virus that can devastate poultry flocks. Subsequently, the first human corona virus (HCoV) was encountered in 1960. It causes the common cold and is found in people's noses. This human corona virus that causes the common cold is divided into two terms: OC43 and 229E.
Corona means "halo" or "corona" in Latin and the structure of the Corona virus is as if it were surrounded by a solar corona; hence the name Corona virus.
In 2019, an outbreak of a new virus has been reported that is being closely monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC). It belongs to the SARS family and is called SARS-CoV-2. This is responsible for the respiratory disease called Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19. People infected with COVID-19 will likely develop symptoms after 14 to 15 days, so it is recommended to take precautions and stay away from infected people. There may be different symptoms for different people. Some people may have few symptoms while some people infected with COVID-19 may not have any symptoms at all.
What else can we do? Take your normal cough and cold medicine and if it hasn't been treated, contact the doctors promptly. We have mentioned some common symptoms of COVID-19 in the following paragraphs. There are few common symptoms in COVID 19 patients, while some people may find life-threatening symptoms and also cause death. Let's look at the symptoms of this deadly disease:
- Shortness of breath
Some people may experience life-threatening symptoms like:
-Aches and pains
- Sore throat
-Multiple organ failure
HOW IS COVID 19 TRANSMITTED? Coughing and sneezing without covering the mouth can disperse droplets in the air that will transmit this virus from one person to another.
Touching or shaking hands with someone who is already infected with the virus can spread the virus between people.
Contact with the outside surface or any area touched by a person infected with COVID 19 can transmit the virus to your hand and if you touch your eyes, mouth and ears without disinfecting your hands, the virus will be transferred and there is a greater chance that your corona will become infected.
There are few animal corona viruses that can be spread by contact with feces like feline corona virus (FCoV). But it is not known if this also applies to human corona viruses, as scientists continue to search for this virus. But prevention is better than cure. So clean up your environment and stay safe.
STAY INFORMED, STAY PROTECTED. Since there is no cure for this pandemic, taking precautions is the only way to protect yourself from COVID-19. All the doctors, cops and community service people are trying to stop this pandemic. So it is our duty to stay protected and take all necessary precautions. You can follow these steps:
The first step is to stay indoors and avoid crowded places.
Stay away from people and wear masks and gloves if you go out.
Wash your hands within one hour. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
Cover your face when you cough if you have a cough and cold and stay away from people who are coughing.
Rest and avoid overexertion.
Use a clean humidifier and cool mist vaporizer in your environment.
Stay hydrated and drink enough water.
Don't smoke and try to avoid smoky areas.
If you have a fever and severe pain in your body, take acetaminophen quickly.
Consult a doctor if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Follow doctors' instructions to avoid COVID-19.
WHO ARE MORE LIKELY AFFECTED BY COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older people are more likely to be infected with this disease.
People who have already been diagnosed with heart or lung disease or who have diabetes are at serious risk. The risk of serious complications is higher if they are infected.
Smokers are more likely to be affected by COVID 19 because they may be prone to respiratory complications from COVID 19.
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