13 QUESTIONS ABOUT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
What is a coronavirus, what are it’s symptoms, what to do to be safe if you are the one who has all these questions running on your mind then don’t worry we are here to help you?
Today we have tried to found the answers to all questions that come to your mind so that you can take precautions and be safe.
Q. WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?
Coronavirus (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel Coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. According to WHO (World Health Organization).
Q. HOW DANGEROUS IS CORONAVIRUS?
In 2019-nCoV(Novel Corona Virus) infection can cause mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. It can be more severe for some persons and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
Q. COMMON SIGNS OF CORONAVIRUS?
If you are wondering about what are the symptoms of this disease then you may be shocked to know that they are so common as common viral or flu.
The common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties. In more severe cases the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Q. AM I NEED TO BE TESTED?
If you are a traveler and just have visited China, South Korea, Japan and any country which is in danger of this deadly disease then yes, you must go for a test. Also if you are having any symptoms of this virus-like fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties then you must seriously go for tests.
Q. WHAT IS MORE DEADLY- THE CORONAVIRUS OR THE FLU?
It is very difficult to form an adequate assessment of a novel coronavirus that hasn’t had time to settle into the human population. As a new disease, it is possible that it may have a higher death rate as few people will have a defense against it.
By recent studies, it has been found that approximately 0.50%of people who contract influenza will die from it but for coronavirus, the death rate is 3.4 which is approximately too high than common flu. However, there is very little value in such estimates at this stage of the disease’s progression and it is more likely to drop rather than increase, particularly as treatments improve and previously mild, undiagnosed cases are also counted.
Q. HOW TO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORONAVIRUS AND FLU?
The symptoms of coronavirus are looking a little common to the symptoms of viral or flu and because of this, you must read all the symptoms very carefully. The things they have in common are respiratory issues, cough, and fever. The symptoms of coronavirus are fever, cough, fatigue,
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