What is 2019-nCoV
A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The new, or “novel” coronavirus, now called 2019-nCoV, had not previously detected before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
Scientists are constantly preoccupied with a new virus that has infected thousands of people and can be lethal. The virus is a coronavirus that belongs to the same family as the virus that causes extreme acute respiratory or SARS syndrome. This causes respiratory illness, can spread from person to person and appear in December in the Chinese town of Wuhan.
Scientists around the world are keen to get their hands on coronavirus samples, study the biology of the pathogen in-depth, and test medicines, and create vaccines. Virologists in China, who first identified the virus, found it was capable of killing cultured human cells and entering cells through the same molecular receptor as coronavirus, which causes the severe acute respiratory syndrome.
The WHO considered declaring the coronavirus a global emergency days before but ultimately decided against the move. At that time, only one country outside China — Vietnam — had confirmed person-to-person transmission of the virus within its borders. Now, four other places outside mainland China — Japan, Taiwan, Germany, and the United States — have reported person-to-person transmission, as the size and reach of the outbreak have grown. The WHO says that a total of 7,818 cases have been confirmed in 18 countries. Almost 99% of those — 7,736 cases — are in China.
Protective measures against the new Chinese Corona Virus
Practice respiratory hygiene
Avoid visit to wet markets or animal product markets
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Maintain social distancing
Avoid visit to live animal market
Wear a Mask
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Practice general hygiene measures
How precarious is it?
Like other respiratory diseases, a 2019-nCoV infection can cause mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. For some people, it can be more severe and can lead to pneumonia or difficulty breathing. More rarely, the illness can be fatal. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) seem more vulnerable to the virus becoming seriously ill.
Comprehensive studies also have shown that in 2002 SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans in China and in 2012 MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans in Saudi Arabia. Many identified coronaviruses occur in animals not yet infected by humans. When monitoring globally increases, more coronaviruses are likely to be detected The 2019-nCoV animal source has not yet been determined. That's not to suggest that you can catch 2019-nCoV from any animal or your pet. It's possible that some of the first recorded human infections were caused by an animal source from a live animal market in China.
How the virus spread?
This is the most urgent question surrounding the outbreak. Chinese authorities have confirmed that it spreads from person to person after identifying clusters of cases among families, as well as transmission from patients to health-care workers. Monitoring the rate at which new cases appear, and when symptoms began for each case, should reveal how easily the virus passes between humans and whether the outbreak has the potential to persist.
Symptoms of a coronavirus
Coronaviruses can give rise to a variety of symptoms, most of the time infections can be compared to a bad cold, causing mild to moderate upper respiratory problems.some of the symptoms are as follow.
- Shortness of breath
- Gastrointestinal problems
In severe cases it may cause:
- Severe Acute respiratory
- Kidney failure
Medicine to treat coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Yet there is no anti-viral drugs or vaccines available to treat 2019-nCoV while symptoms can be treated.
General survey about 2019-nCOV
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