Coronavirus is announced as Pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO)!
Novel Coronaviruses (known abbreviations are (CoV), (COVID-19)) are 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.
Coronavirus is now Pandemic by WHO.
Epidemic VS Pandemic
Pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic place or area and affects an exceptionally high dimension of the population.
An Epidemic affects or tends to affect a disproportionally large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time.
On March 11 the World Health Organization officially assigned the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Defined as the global spread of a new disease, such a report is the beginning to be done since the 2009 H1N1 swine flu. As of this writing, there have been nearly 336,000 identified cases of the new disease, named COVID-19, appearing in more than 14,600 mortality global.
Although a coronavirus—a family of viruses that cause diseases varying from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)—had not before triggered a pandemic, this is not the initial time we have seen the global release of a serious infection. Reading past outbreaks could help scientists more reliable measure the trajectory of COVID-19 and know the best times to slow its scope.
Historically, we can look at everything after the 1918 influenza pandemic. Just in more modern times, we’d be staring at the 2015–2016 Zika outbreak in Central and South America, the global SARS outbreak from 2002 to 2003 and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa from 2014 to 2016.