What Is Coronavirus? Symptoms, Precautions And Much More

The spread of the deadly corona virus has shook the entire nation. Corona virus has concerned many as we can witness the fast-spreading epidemic in China.  This deadly virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.  Every day, we can see the number of people dying due to this viral pneumonia. The sad fact being, this new virus is not only constrained to China but has been travelled to different countries like U.S and even India.  

World Health Organization (WHO) is urging the world to “fight this virus before it gets out of control”.  WHO is working closely with doctors, global experts, scientists, government officials and partners to spread awareness about this new virus and to provide advice to countries and individuals on effective measures to protect from the spread of this outbreak.

What is corona virus?

Corona virus typically affects the respiratory tract of pigs, bats and mammals, including humans. They are commonly associated with common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The virus can also affect the gut.

Though symptoms vary from person to person some common symptoms of corona virus:

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
There are no drugs or vaccines to treat corona virus

At present, there are no drugs or vaccines to treat corona virus, but some precautions can be taken. They are as follows:

  • Drink enough water
  • Avoid smoking and going to smoky areas
  • Take plenty of rest and avoid exertion especially when you are sick
  • Avoid going out to crowded places
  • Make sure the objects of daily use are clean and sanitized properly