Hey just imagine yourself in this scenario: You woke up early in the morning, wear your comfy shoes, and ready to go outside. The moment you realized that your city locked down and you are not allowed to go outside.
Well, it’s annoying for some people.
We can feel your pain. And therefore, today we have come up with this article to make you understand everything about COVID-19 a Wuhan’s lung disease named Coronavirus. Lets Begin:
What is Coronavirus – COVID-19?
A coronavirus is a group of related viruses that cause diseases in humans, birds, and some animals also. In the human body, coronavirus affects the respiratory system which causes respiratory tract infections, which can be mild, such as most of the common cold, and others can be big and lethal like SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. And in the case of other species like in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in the case of pigs and cows they cause diarrhea.
However, Coronaviruses compose the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and Riboviria. Mainly, the genome size of coronaviruses ranges from 27 to 34 kilobases approx. And the Coronavirus derived from the Latin word Coroa which means crown. This word refers to the distinctive appearance reminiscent of a solar corona around the virus particles. So, now you can proceed to the next section for understanding from where COVID-19 originate.
From Where Coronavirus Came & Originated?
Yes, almost every single person has a query in his/her mind that from where this Coronavirus originated? So, basically this diseases started from a Wuhan seafood market. In this market all the wild animals including rabbits, snakes, birds, marmots, and bats are traded illegally. And Coronavirus jump from animals to humans directly. So, its thought that the first person who infects with the disease is one who is from that Wuhan’s seafood market.
Subsequently, the precise analysis of the COVID-19 Virus was similar to the viruses seen in snakes. A team at the Wuhan Institute released a report showing that the Coronavirus genetic is 96% identical to that of a Coronavirus found in Bats. Also, in some early cases of COVID-19, appear to have infected people with no link to the Wuhan market at all. And suggesting that the prime route of human infection may anticipate the market cases.
Also, the Wuhan market was shut down properly for inspection and cleaning on 1st January. But, by then it appears that Coronavirus was already starting to spread all over the state. After that, on 21st January WHO “World Health Organisation” Western pacific office announces that the disease was being transmitted by an animal to human and human to human also. And this evidence is apparent after a medical staff member is also infected with the Coronavirus. Seeing that, evidence of Widespread person to person transmission outside of China has been entrenched, making chances of consisting the Virus harder.
Countries Affected by Coronavirus 2020
All over the world total, 188 countries and territories and 1 international conveyance are affected by the Coronavirus “COVID-19”.
Total Cases: 3,19,218
Total Death by Coronavirus: 13,697
Total Recovered: 96,006
Active Cases: 209,425
Closed Cases: 109,703
Symptoms of Coronavirus
Some people ask how one can know that he/she suffering from COVID-19. So, some are common signs of this infection such as:
2. Difficulty in breathing
And in severe cases, it can cause multiple organ failure, pneumonia, and death also.
Although, the incubation period of Coronavirus is thought to be in between 1 to 14 days. And it contagious before symptoms display, which is why many people get infected around the world.
How Coronavirus Spreads?
According to the reports mainly, the virus is thought to spread from human to human. Like
1. The respiratory droplets produced when an infected person sneezes and coughs
2. Between people who are in close contact with the infected person “within 6 feet”
Query: Can a person spread the COVID-19 virus without being sick?
Answer: People thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
2. In some spread can be possible before people show symptoms. There have been reports of this occurring with this coronavirus. But, trust yourself this is not to be the prime way the virus spreads.
World Health Organisation has warned that the wizard of opportunity to include Coronavirus is contraction. And current outbreaks in Iran and Italy, which have no clear link to China, pose an important challenge to health authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19.
On 11th March, the WHO declared Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. So, in January, it also declared that the outbreak a public health emergency of international. Till now, there have only had five declarations of international public health emergencies like the Swine flu pandemic 2009, the Western Africa Ebola Outbreak, A Polio outbreak 2014, the Zika virus outbreak in 2015 and another Ebola outbreak.