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Corona Virus


Corona virus

Corona virus is a virus that causes infection in the upper throat, nose, sinuses. This virus belongs to the family of common cold and viruses (SARS and MERS).

More than 300 people have been infected by this virus in China. And the virus is spreading in other countries as well.

What are the common Symptoms?

Pneumonia, upper respiratory tract illness, runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever,

Possible Treatment

There is no specific treatment available as of now; symptoms may go away on their own. One must take care of self.

Rest and avoid overexertion.
Drink enough water.
Avoid smoking and smoky areas.
Take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen to reduce pain and fever.
Use a clean humidifier or cool mist vaporizer.

How you can prevent it?

Avoid going near to sick person
wash your hands frequently for 20 secs
Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze
Eat cooked food especially meat, eggs etc

Eat Healthy and Stay Healthy.

Advance Information of Corona Virus

For Healthcare Workers

CoV behaves like SARS, has its origin from bats, spreads like largedroplets and from people having lower respiratory infections AND so preventableto an extent.

Every decade a zoonotic coronavirus crosses species to infect human populations and in this decade we have a virus, provisionally called 2019-nCoV, first identified in Wuhan, China, in persons exposed to a seafood or wet market.

In earlier two decades we had outbreaks caused by two other pathogenic human respiratory coronaviruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-CoV] and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus [MERS-CoV]), causing respiratory disease that is often severe. In the current situation the mortality rate is 3%.

Scientists have identified and characterized 2019-nCoV. The viral genome has been sequenced. The virus is 75 to 80% identical to the SARS-CoV and even more closely related to several bat coronaviruses.

It can be propagated in the same cells that are useful for growing SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, but notably, 2019-nCoV grows better in primary human airway epithelial cells than in standard tissue-culture cells, unlike SARS-CoV or MERS-CoV.

Both SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV infect intrapulmonary epithelial cells more than cells of the upper airways. Consequently, transmission occurs primarily from patients with recognized illness and not from patients with mild, nonspecific signs. It appears that 2019-nCoV uses the same cellular receptor as SARS-CoV (human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 [hACE2]), so transmission is expected only after signs of lower respiratory tract disease develop.

It is likely that 2019-nCoV will behave more like SARS-CoV.

Given its close similarity to bat coronaviruses, it is likely that bats are the primary reservoir for the virus. SARS-CoV was transmitted to humans from exotic animals in wet markets, whereas MERS-CoV is transmitted from camels to humans. In both cases, the ancestral hosts were probably bats.

Transmission of 2019-nCoV probably occurs by means of large droplets and contact and less so by means of aerosols and fomites, on the basis of our experience with SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.

Public health measures, including quarantining in the community as well as timely diagnosis and strict adherence to universal precautions in health care settings, were critical in controlling SARS and MERS.

Treatment Guidelines from WHO Click here to goto WHO site

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