CHINA CORONA VIRUS
COVID-19 Origen, Symptoms, Mortality Rate

The CHINA CORONA VIRUS or 2019 nCOV or SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 belongs to the family of viruses called Coronaviridae

This new variation of a flu-like virus is becoming increasingly dangerous because a person infected may not develop the disease for about two weeks.

This virus is causing fear and panic among people because it cannot be treated by antibiotics, which only work against bacteria, not viruses.

However, if you have been hospitalized for the coronavirus, you may receive antibiotics since is possible to have bacterial co-infection.

ORIGEN

Animal (possibly a SNAKE - at the South China Seafood Wholesale Market)

INFECTION MODE

The virus enters through the mouth and nose. Transmitted between humans in droplets from sneezing or coughing and shaking hands (touching). Also, having contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, followed by contact with the mouth, nose or eyes.

Then it finds a HOST CELL in the respiratory system. The CELL then bursts and infects other nearby cells.

CORONAVIRUS CURE

At present, there is NO coronavirus cure known.

INFECTION CAPABILITY

1 person can infect at least 2 others

THE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS

  • High temperature
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Accelerated heartbeat

COVID-19 MORTALITY RATE

2.3 to 3.4%

The aggravating factor of the new coronavirus is that the person infected may not show any symptom for up to two weeks. And during this time many people who have been in contact with that individual could also be infected.

THE DANGER

Most victims of the coronavirus die from complications including pneumonia, kidney failure, swelling in the lungs and swelling in the respiratory system, making hard for the lungs to pass oxygen to the bloodstream, which leads to organ failure and death.

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFECTION

  • Wash your hands with soap or alcohol based products constantly
  • Cover your Mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with tissue or by flexing the elbow.
  • Avoid contact with anyone showing cold-like or flu symptoms
  • Cook eggs and meat thoroughly
  • Avoid contact with live farm or wild animals
  • Do not share personal items such as cutlery, plates, glasses or bottles
  • Keep rooms well-ventilated
  • Disinfect working area and equipment daily
  • Use knuckles or elbows to touch buttons and door handles whenever possible
  • Avoid the consumption of raw or under cooked animal products
  • Avoid visiting market places selling live animals or fresh fish or meat
  • Sick animals should never be slaughtered for consumption. 
  • Dead animals must be buried or disposed of safely. 
  • Contact with carcasses and fluids should only be carried out with the proper use of protective wear.

At present, there’s no evidence that cats, dogs or other pets can be infected with the virus.

How is a suspected case of the new coronavirus COVID-19 defined?

To be considered a suspected, a patient must have fever accompanied by respiratory symptoms, have had close contact with a suspected or confirmed case, and having traveled in the last 14 days to countries that have confirmed cases.

Patients with suspected cases should be kept in isolation for as long as there are clinical signs and symptoms. Cases discarded by a laboratory, regardless of symptoms, can be removed from isolation.

WHO CAN BE AFFECTED

People of all ages can be infected by the China corona virus. Older people and individuals with pre-existing medical conditions such as, diabetes, asthma and heart disease are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

WHEN TO SEEK HELP

If you have cough, fever and difficult breathing seek medical care as soon as possible and share your recent travel history with your health care provider.


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