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Coronavirus Alert : All You Need to Know About Coronavirus: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention of Coronavirus

Coronavirus has taken a number of lives in China and is now spreading rapidly to other parts of the world as well. We here will be telling you about some common causes, symptoms, anti-pollution masks and preventions of Coronavirus.
Kanishka By: Kanishka
Updated: Apr 08, 2020 11:28 IST
Coronavirus Alert : All You Need to Know About Coronavirus: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention of Coronavirus
All You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Coronavirus was first identified in the year 1960. Coronavirus is the name given to a large family of virus. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus is said to have occurred in the market for illegal wildlife in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. This Coronavirus is said to have emerged in China, but is now rapidly spreading to other parts of the world as well. Various government organisations and NGOs including WHO and UNO have issued warnings and advisory to prevent Coronavirus. None of the countries as yet have been able to find an effective medicine to cure Coronavirus. Thousands of people have been found to be infected by this deadly virus. The new Coronavirus cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Here we will be briefing about the causes, symptoms and preventions of Coronavirus. India happens to be one of the top 30 countries at "high-risk" from the spread of the deadly coronavirus. 

Symptoms of Coronavirus

After Coronavirus infection the person suffers from common cold and cough for two to four days followed by mild fever. However, this is not enough here are a few more symptoms that can help you detect presence of Coronavirus in a human body. 

  • Sneezing for a long period of time
  • Running nose, just like it happens during a common cold
  • Sore throat
  • Mild fever
  • Fatigue
  • Problem in breathing and
  • Muscular pain

Preventions of Coronavirus

It is sad to know that till now no medicine has been developed to fight the new Coronavirus. However, WHO and Chinese medical fraternity are on their toes trying to detect the cause, effect and cure for this newly found Coronavirus. Certain government organizations in the country have however issued advisory to prevent and protect oneself from Coronavirus. Here are some of the preventive measures for Coronavirus.

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water, use the best alcohol-based sanitizers when outside
  • Drink enough water, don't let the throat dry
  • Take proper rest and avoid overexertion
  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from influenza
  • Use a mask when in public place
  • Avoid the use of animal food like eggs, meat and others
  • Take steamy shower to provide confort in sore throat and fever
  • Take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to reduce pain and fever
  • Avoid smoking and smoky areas
  • You can also keep some of the best travel soaps handy while travelling or while you are at a public place. 

Anti-Pollution Masks to Prevent Coronavirus

Use these best Anti-pollution masks to save yourself from this deadly disease that has been announced as a global threat, Coronavirus. One way we can prevent this from happening is by wearing anti-pollution masks. Buy these popular anti-pollution masks to stay safe from the effects of Coronavirus.

Home Remedies to Prevent Coronavirus

Apart from following the above prevention advisory, you can also use some home remedies to prevent coronavirus.

  • Have a glass of warm turmeric milk (Haldi Doodh)
  • Use ginger and cinnamon in your morning tea
  • Wash the vegetables and meat properly before cooking
  • Have lemon, honey in lukewarm water in the morning. You can also add a pinch of turmeric and cinnamon powder to this
  • Take enough fluids including juice, water, and soups

Types and Transmission of Coronavirus

Till now six types of Coronavirus have been recognized that can have a fatal impact on human life. However, some of them might not be that serious whereas others might have an adverse and serious impact on human life.

  • 229E (Alpha Coronavirus)
  • NL63 (Alpha Coronavirus)
  • OC43 (Beta Coronavirus)
  • HKU1 (Beta Coronavirus)
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS Coronavirus)
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS Coronavirus)

The first four types of Coronavirus are not that fatal and are a cause of mild influenza and fever. However, the MERS and SARS Coronavirus have an adverse impact and can lead to advanced level of pneumonia. 

FAQs on Coronavirus

Q. What complications are reported in people contacting 2019-nCoronavirus?

A. People suffering from the newly reported 2019-nCoV have been found to be infected with pneumonia in their lungs. The primary symptoms include cough and cold, sore throat, and mild fever.

Q. What is the status of the spread of Coronavirus outside China?

A. Till now around 37 cases of Coronavirus have been reported around the world apart from China. The that are at risk include USA, Germany, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Australia, Nepal and others.

Q. Is there a cure for Coronavirus?

A. It is unfortunate that till now no cure or medicine have been developed to treat this fatal Coronavirus. However, WHO and China are working as a team to come up with relevant medication for this Coronavirus.

Q. How can Coronavirus be prevented?

A. Coronavirus can be prevented by maintaining basic hygiene around yourself. Washing the hands whenever coming from outside, using alcohol-based sanitizers outside before eating, using a face mask in public area, avoiding direct contact with infected people.

Q. Is India equipped to counter the outbreak of Coronavirus?

A. Inspite of the increased development in medical science in the country, we cannot claim India to be equipped to counter the outbreak of Coronavirus in India. However, the government has issued several advisories informing about the precautions to take to prevent Coronavirus.

Q. Why is India more prone to the spread of Coronavirus?

A. India being a neighbour of China is at high risk to encounter Coronavirus. There are a number of people who travel from India to China quite frequently due to job responsibilities or for business purpose. There are chances that these travellers may act as a carrier of Coronavirus from China to India.

So here is all that you need to know about Coronavirus. Follow the preventions and stay safe!

All You Need to Know About Coronavirus

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