According to the WHO, coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
This virus can be transferred from animal to animal, animal to human, human to human. Mostly this virus is circulating from animals rather from the human.
The word coronavirus is derived from the Latin word corona which means crown or halo. A novel of coronavirus was discovered by the Chinese people as a new strain that has not been identified in a human before.
The origin of this virus:
The Chinese authorities are trying to identify the origin. But they determine it may come from the seafood market in Wuhan where wild animals are traded illegally.
Symptoms of Coronavirus:
Symptoms of coronavirus are commonly lead to a cold. This disease is mostly seen in young infants and it is moderate.
- runny nose
- sore throat pain
- a general feeling of being unwell
There are also some other types of coronavirus which also cause problems like pneumonia, kidney failure, respiratory failure or death.
Is it harmful?
Some experts claim it may not be as harmful as other viruses like SARS which killed 800 people worldwide and most affected people are from China. But coronavirus spread more than the SARS virus in China.
Presently there is no treatment for the coronavirus. Most people who infected with this virus should recover on their own. The health experts suggest them to take measures to relieve symptoms.
Consult the doctors as soon as of the visibility of symptoms or you may travel to infected region. The sooner the treatment started the chances to recovery will be more.
Many airlines stopped flights to china and banned Chinese citizens from entering their country.
WHO announces global emergency:
The WHO declares a global emergency to protect the public from this virus because there are more chances of spreading the virus by the human to human transmission.
In previous years also there global emergencies which were declared by WHO like swine flu, polio, zika and ebola.
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