This does not come as surprise that the world has been going through some of the toughest times right now. Coronavirus has tormented the human race and has caused the creation of a pandemic. Nevertheless, there have been rising questions regarding COVID-19. A few of them have been answered below:
- Where did Coronavirus originate?
This virus was noticed first in the December of 2019. It originated in Wuhan, China, the epicentre of this virus. Numerous patients had swamped the hospital with fever and respiratory illness. This strain was later on detected a COVID-19.
- How can this virus be transmitted?
This virus had been found in animals, a large variety of sea and land species. It rarely so happens that the virus has been transmitted from animals to humans. This happened in China due to their consumption of sea animals and wet market.
Now, the virus has been transmitting from human to human, via contact. This virus could very easily spread via coming in contact with infected places, people and objects and also via droplets that could be inhaled.
- What are the generic symptoms of COVID-19?
The most commonly observed symptoms are that of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Headaches, body aches and cold could occur but these have not been confirmed as severe symptoms.
The triggering part is that sometimes these symptoms do not show up and the incubation period of the virus is too long for one to be able to detect if someone has the virus or not .
Sometimes it so happens that a person maybe a carrier for the virus and may pass it onto others.
- How could the spread of this infection be prevented?
There are numerous practices which could prevent the spread of the infection.
- First and the most important thing is that do not touch your face, mouth, eyes or nose with unwashed hands.
- Practice social distancing and stay at home as much as possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who have cough, cold and other flu like symptoms.
- Maintain hygiene and keep your surrounding clean. Use a disinfectant and a sanitizer as much as possible.
- When to visit a hospital?
This is a tricky thing to do. Sometimes people have common cold and cough and may think its something severe. Patients who have a travel history to any of the coronavirus affected places and have been developing flu like symptoms in the past 14 days or so should get themselves tested.
Therefore, maintaining a healthy and strong immune system is of utmost importance.