All you need to know about coronavirus

We are all aware of the new virus that has broke out in the countries and is still spreading. Originally this virus is from China more than 4700 cases are reported suffering from coronavirus.

Here is the detail about coronavirus, what are its symptoms and how we can prevent it.

What is coronavirus:

Coronavirus is from a family of viruses that originates from animals. This virus was transmitted to humans from a Chinese market where newly slaughtered animals are sold. There are also two other forms of coronavirus that previously were identified in humans, (SARS) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and (MFRS) Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome.

Symptoms of Coronavirus:

According to WHO (World Health Organization) the signs of infection are;

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties

In more severe cases it can lead to Pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SCARS), kidney failure and even death.

How does it spread?

Coronavirus spreads by direct and indirect contact. Direct contact is by physical transfer and indirect is by coughing, sneezing, just similar as flu, so its better to avoid social gatherings and take all precautionary measures.

Precautionary Measures:

How you can prevent yourself from this virus:

  • Frequently clean hands with soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact who has fever or cough.
  • Avoid contact with live animals.
  • Be careful at public places such as airport, especially when touching things.

However, this virus has not reached Pakistan yet so need not to panic but Pakistan foreign office has setup a hotline for Pakistani’s and nationalists in China to reach them out if they feel affected.

-Fatima Ali

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