What is Coronavirus? What We Know So Far?

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What is Coronavirus?

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Novel Coronaviruses (known abbreviations are (CoV), (COVID-19)) are a large family branches of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new breed that has not been previously seen in human beings.  

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Comprehensive investigations found that SARS-CoV passed from cats to humans and MERS-CoV from camels to humans. Some known coronaviruses are spreading in animals that have not infected humans yet.

Novel Coronaviruses (known abbreviations are (CoV), (COVID-19)) are a large family branches of viruses.

2019-nCoV is from the same family branches of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome known as SARS, it is not the same virus. It is different from SARS.

Coronavirus is different from SARS

As with other respiratory diseases, contagion with coronavirus can trigger mild symptoms including a runny nose, fever, and sore throat. It can be more serious for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing troubles. More rarely, the illness can be mortal. Elder people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions such as, heart diseases and diabetes appear to be weaker to becoming seriously sick with coronavirus.

Coronavirus is Pandemic
Coronavirus is known to affect elder people.

As with other respiratory diseases, contagion with coronavirus can trigger mild symptoms including a runny nose, fever, and sore throat. It can be more serious for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing troubles. More rarely, the illness can be mortal. Elder people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions such as, heart diseases and diabetes appear to be weaker to becoming seriously sick with coronavirus.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose

Avoid Crowded Places

Please check out WHO and CDC.

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