The coronavirus COVID-19, which was first reported in China, has now affected the whole world. We are tracking Coronavirus live updates in this article. Please see below for more updates.
WHO has published details about the virus on its website. Here is the excerpt:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.“
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What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS coronavirus, which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and SARs, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Where do coronaviruses come from?
Coronaviruses circulate in animals, and some of these coronaviruses can transmit between animals and humans. We call that a spillover event.
The source of the coronavirus is believed to be a “wet market” in Wuhan, which sold both dead and live animals, including fish and birds. After the virus outbreak in the Chinese province started breaking out in other parts of the world. Soon, the deadly virus affected more than 300K people in 192 countries in the world. According to data from the Chinese authorities, around 80 percent of cases of the disease are mild, but 20 percent require hospitalization.
How can I help protect myself from the coronavirus?
The coronaviruses typically cause respiratory symptoms. So we recommend basic hand hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water, and respiratory hygiene, such as when you sneeze, or sneezing into your elbow. Ways to protect yourself against a potential animal source would be to avoid unnecessary unprotected contact with live animals and make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly after contact with animals, and also to make sure your meat is cooked thoroughly before consuming.
Is there a treatment?
There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, but symptoms can be treated.
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow the advice provided by your local public health agency.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Clean your hands often.
- Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- If you have a fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.
- Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Avoiding unneeded visits to medical facilities allows healthcare systems to operate more effectively, therefore protecting you and others.
For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice. Source: World Health Organization
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India published a Containment Plan for Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019. Here is the detailed guide for you to download.
Coronavirus live updates
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