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19 facts about Covid-19

Covid-19 also known as Novel CoronaVirus belongs to a family of viruses which cause desperate ventilatory illness in humans. The very first case of Covid-19 was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and after that it spread vastly in the whole world.

Covid-19 also known as Novel CoronaVirus belongs to a family of viruses which cause desperate ventilatory illness in humans. The very first case of Covid-19 was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and after that it spread vastly in the whole world. Coronavirus causes a number of casualties in the whole world. 

On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 as a pandemic disease. Within three months COVID-19 infected more than 118,000 people which is the highest rate in all deadliest diseases. Till now this deadly virus is active and there is no proper treatment discovered for it. Only the way of safety is following SOPs and social distancing.  

Here are 19 facts about coronavirus you must know:

1- Where Covid-19 comes from

Coronavirus is a disease of cats and bats. This virus lives in these animals but did not infect these animals. This virus transfers from these animals towards human beings from Wuhan, China cat and bats meat shops. Although researchers are not confirmed yet but it is an assumption that this virus starts by eating meat of these animals. 

2- Why it called Covid-19 name

The name Corona drives from a crown like spikes on the virus body. That’s why it is called Novel Coronavirus in short Covid. The very first case of covid was reported in December 2019 and 19 in the name arrived from 2019. So the proper name is now covid-19.

3- How does Coronavirus Spread

  1. Coronavirus is a  pandemic disease and it spreads by sneezing, coughing, and talking even by breathing near an infected person. Coronavirus travels about 6 feet so it’s necessary to keep 6 feet distance between people for safety purposes.  
  2. When the virus spreads in the air in the form of micro respiratory drops it sustains in air from minutes to hours depending on the ventilation system. 
  3. Covid-19 also sustains on the surface for hours whenever the surface is touched by an infected person.  

4- How Covid-19 works

Once a virus enters a body by nose or throat it travels towards nasal passages and mucous membrane. There it attaches to healthy cells and being multiplied itself it moves towards lung tissues. In lungs covid take over healthy cells and start destroying them very fastly.

5- How Covid-19 enters into your body

Covid-19 enters your body by breathing in the infected area, through your nose, mouth and eyes. Covid-19 also sustains on your hand or body surface and enters into your body if you touch your nose or mouth without washing your hands. 

6- How long Covid-19’s infected person is in critical condition

Once symptoms appear, the patient must quarantine himself for 14 days. These next 14 days are most critical for patients. Patients should take complete rest and take medicines suggested by your doctor. Also take vitamins and a healthy diet to make a quick recovery.

7-   Coronavirus Symptoms

There are following symptoms noticed in covid-19 patients

  • Fever
  • Bodyache
  • Tiredness
  • Cough
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea

8- How Covid-19 diagnose

Coronavirus needs a laboratory test to diagnose. Laboratory collects a sample from your nose or throat to check covid-19 virus in your body.

9- How long Patient should isolate

Once a patient has positive signs for coronavirus he should isolate himself for minimum next 14 days to stop spreading this deadliest virus. Patients should be isolated in a separate room in a house and try to stop interaction with other family members specially childs and old age persons. 

10- How long it takes to appear symptoms

Once covid virus makes an entry to the human body normally it takes 7 to 14 days to appear symptoms. It starts with fever and bodyache, after that it attacks the lungs and the patient feels difficulty in breathing. 

11- Is it possible the test is negative and still be infected with Covid-19

Yes there are several cases in which the test shows negative reports and symptoms appear in patients. Also on the other hand there are also possibilities that the report is positive and you have no symptoms of coronavirus. 

12- After recovery from covid-19, will it attack again

As Coronavirus is a new virus and researchers are working on it. Thus they are not much sure about it, but in different analysis it is shown that there are possibilities for it. 

13-  Medication for Coronavirus

Currently the vaccination for covid-19 has been approved and started applying around the globe. But this deadly virus is too fast to attack on human bodies.

14- Treatment for Covid-19

If a patient is not hospitalized and symptoms are not severe then he should isolate himself and take a healthy diet. Mostly patients recover in this phase without any specific medication or treatment.

But when symptoms are severe and the patient needs to be hospitalized. There doctors give treatment according to the severity of the disease. Patient may need supplemental oxygen or at the end he will be on a ventilator to win the battle of life.

15- How can I prevent from getting Coronavirus disease

Safety is the best policy. You should make yourself safe and secure from this deadly disease by follow the following points

  • Try to make 6 feet distance on public and even within your family
  • Try not to go outside until it’s too necessary
  • Always wear mask and gloves
  • Use a sanitizer whenever you came from outside.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue or with your arm while coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t shake hands use greeting words instead
  • Get proper sleep and use healthy diet to make your immune system strong

16- Does Certain ethnics hit harder by Covid-19

Yes it is a facet that Covid has a hard attack in some countries as compared to others. In a research study, researchers found that Coronavirus has more deadly attacks in Affrican Americans and Latino-Hispanic.

17- Who is most at risk for covid-19

People are most at risk who

  • Works in public places.
  • Works in hospitals especially in corona wards.
  • Have a weak immune system.
  • People over 40.
  • Works in laboratories.

18- Death rate of Covid-19

Coronavirus spreads rapidly and also death rate with coronavirus increases rapidly. Till now about  152,792,412 cases are reported and more than 3,206,049 deaths have been reported. This means 47 people died from 100 infected people. 

19- When Covid-19 ends from world

If we see in history, humans have to face different viral diseases appearing from time to time, researchers need some time to study these diseases. After research work was completed the developed an effective medicine for these diseases. Now these diseases are not known as deadly diseases. Same in case of Covid-19 researchers are working on it. Hopefully soon they developed an effective medicine for it.

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