Coronavirus, for the past couple of months this name has become a global threat. With no antidote of the virus as of yet, fear of this disease is surging day by day. Countries all over the world are taking preventive measures to control the spread of the disease.
Now as there have been two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Pakistan, panic has spread all over the country. So in this article, we will tell our readers all they need to know about the deadly coronavirus.
Coronavirus, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) is a large family of viruses that causes illness to both animals and humans. Now the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is a new type of virus that was discovered in December 2019. The outbreak of this virus was in Wuhan, China. This virus was never seen in humans before which makes the scientists suspect that the virus might have spread from an animal specie into the human population.
So the most important question here is what are common symptoms of coronavirus. The symptoms of coronavirus are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. WHO has revealed that the people infected by the virus might suffer from headaches, body pain, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, diarrhea. If a patient becomes severely ill due to COVID-19, he/she might have difficulty in breathing.
The virus is spreading from one person to another usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus spread through small droplets from noses or mouths.
Now coming to the death rate of COVID-19, it is just 2%. Around 80% of the patients that have been affected by the virus have recovered without going through any special treatment.
The most important question is what can you do to remain safe. Well, there are no vaccines yet to protect you from COVID-19. So the preventive measures you can take is to wash your hands regularly with soap, water, or an alcohol sanitizer. If you find someone coughing or sneezing, just stay away. Use a mask to cover your face. Also if you are not wearing a mask, cover your mouth with a tissue paper if you cough or sneeze.