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All About Corona Virus And Important Tips To Be Safe

Coronavirus has spread to almost all part of the world except Antarctica. The virus has infected almost 156,000 people from more than 75 countries and killed at least 6,610 till date.
Highly affected countries has put restrictions on movement of people and even shutting down the major cities.

Where do Coronavirus come from?

Coronavirus are a family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS coronavirus, which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and SARs, Severe acute respiratory syndrome. They mostly circulates among animals with some of them also known to infect humans. The new corona virus is called as Novel Coronavirus which causes COVID-19 and infected humans at the scariest level has never been identified before in humans. 

Bats are cohntable for emergence of such viruses. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) originated from the Wuhan city of China and the first patient with coronavirus was found in November 2019 from then it started badly affecting humans. , So far, the closest match to the human coronavirus has been found in a bat in China’s Yunnan province. Experts who studied coronavirus say that they found the bat coronavirus shared 96% of its genetic material with the virus that causes COVID-19. Bats could have passed the virus to humans

Symptoms of COVID-19

The symptoms of the new Coronavirus infection is quite similar to the regular flu symptoms like Fever, body aches, coughing, difficulty in breathing etc. 

However, there is a specific link to the Coronavirus which needs to be understood. A travel history to China, Iran, Italy or other such countries where this virus has affected largely or contact with someone who has recently come from one of these countries can significantly increase the chances of infection.

It's incubation period is 14 days. That means it can take up to 14 days to show the symptoms. However the patient finds the dizziness in the lungs that are the earliest signs of infection. If the flu is not getting over after 4 days, it's better to get check up done in order to clear doubt.


There is no specific treatment for this disease. Since it is highly contagious. Patients who are found with symptoms of this disease are kept isolated so that others shouldn't get this virus. 
Healthcare providers treat patients by giving appropriate medicines to cure fever, cough, breathing problem. Also Supportive care like fluid management, oxygen therapy is provided and they can be proved as highly effective for patients with symptoms.

Can wearing mask avoid the chances of getting coronavirus?

It's seen that face masks demand have raised and prices have been doubled up. But do we really need mask to wear?

WHO's guidelines recommends the use of mask only in specific cases if you have cough, fever or difficulty in breathing or if anyone from your family is suffering from flu. It's only then you need to be in a mask. If you do not have any of these symptoms, you do not need to wear mask. There is no evidence that these mass can protect people who are not sick.
The purpose of the Mask here is only to protect others from the sick person.

How to avoid getting infected?

1. The virus spreads from person to person. Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person cough or sneeze. The virus enters into the body via nose, mouth, eyes. Hence, it is important to avoid touching face without washing hands.

2. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after touching surfaces that are touched daily like handles, desk, phones, toilet, sinks. If soap and water is not available, carry a sanitizer which contains 60% alcohol.

3. Avoid using public transport. 

4. Avoid getting in close contact with people who are sick. 

5. This virus can infect older people or people who has low immunity and people who are already suffering from other disease. The need is to make the immunity strong. So immunity is the key factor. Always be properly hydrated and adopt diet that will boost the immune system. 

6. Wear a face mask if you are sick and when you are around other people. If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes.
People should wear a face mask whenever necessary.

The most important step, if you feel you already had contact with person infected with Coronavirus or travelled to Coronavirus affected countries, is to inform the helpline number and avoid going out and infecting others.

The reliable place to get authentic information is the WHO Website, Here you can find comprehensive advice, including more on to minimize the risk of spreading, or catching COVID-19. Also includes a “myth-buster” section where they have cleared some unsubstantiated theories that have been circulating online.

It is must to check the official Website of local and regional municipality, which displays regulataries related to health information, and also news concerning to your community and travel guidelines.
We all should act responsibly to protect ourselves, and others. If we follow all the precautions and guidelines provided by the government, we can able to stop it from spreading more.

Health Ministry of India has launched new toll-free number, email ID for queries on COVID-19.
The Helpline Number that is shared from government for public help is: +91-11-23978046 Toll Free No: 1075. The Helpline Email ID for corona-virus : ncov2019[at]gov[dot]in. with other relevant guidance.

Microsoft has also released a tracker based on data from WHO and other reliable sources which can help understanding the impact of Coronavirus across the world.

Hope this article helps you with necessary information about Novel Coronavirus. Stay Safe.

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