From its origins of Covid-19 in a food market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 to countries as far-flung as the United States and the Philippines, the virus (officially named SARS-CoV-2) has affected hundreds of thousands, with a rising death toll now 102,734
The disease caused by an infection with SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease in 2019. In spite of the global panic in the news about this virus, you’re unlikely to contract SARS-CoV-2 unless you’ve been in contact with someone who has a SARS-CoV-2 infection. How this 2019 coronavirus is spread, how it’s similar and different from other coronaviruses, and how to prevent spreading it to others if you suspect you’ve contracted this virus.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19?
Doctors are learning new things about this virus every day. So far, we know that COVID-19 may not initially cause any symptoms for some people. Some Common symptoms
Some Common symptoms
- shortness of breath
- Having a cough that gets more severe over time
- a low-grade fever that gradually increases in temperature
These symptoms may become more severe in some people. Call emergency medical services if you or someone you care for have any of the following symptoms:
- trouble breathing
- blue lips or face
- persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- excessive drowsiness
Here’s currently no treatment specifically approved for COVID-19, and no cure for an infection, although treatments and vaccines are currently under study. Instead, treatment focuses on managing symptoms as the virus runs its course. Seek immediate medical help if you think you have COVID-19. Your doctor will recommend treatment for any symptoms or complications that develop.
Other coronaviruses like SARS and MERS are also treated by managing symptoms. In some cases, experimental treatments are tested to see how effective they are.
What therapies are used in Covid-19?
- antiviral or retroviral medications
- breathing support, such as mechanical ventilation
- steroids to reduce lung swelling
- blood plasma transfusions
How to prevent take precaution to defeat COVID -19
1. Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 40 seconds at a time with warm water and soap or hand sanitization and every 1 hr.
2. Don’t touch your face, nose, or mouth because this virus enters this organ in the human body.
3. Don’t hug any other person because it is flowing to the human body
4. Always cover your mouth with musk during going out due to an emergency.
5. Stay a minimum distance of 1 m from anyone who is coronavirus symptoms like coughing or sneezing
6. Clean objects or sanitize objects also your home and which you touch a lot like phones, computers, doorknobs.