Coronaviruses are the class of viruses that causes flu symptoms varying from common cold to more intense diseases like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) & SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
Human beings and Birds are getting infected By this virus which causes problems in their respiratory system.
In 2019, nCoV(Novel Coronavirus) caused more severe diseases including Pneumonia. This novel coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan,China. In December 2019 an unknown disease was discovered in more than 40 patients which is now known as 2019-nCoV by WHO. By the end of January 2020, deaths in excess of 130 were recorded out of the 6,160 confirmed patients since the outbreak began.
The return of coronavirus is still unknown, although the very first case have been associated with the South China Seafood Market. This virus was first identified in Wuhan, China 2019. Initially some reports suggested that Snakes might be the reason of spreading this virus but some researchers denied this report. A leading contagious diseases expert, Mr. Daniel Lucey was quoted saying, "Now it seems clear that [the] seafood market is not the only origin of the virus."
Coronaviruses mainly spread through close contact with an infected person, in particular through sneezing and coughing. If an infected person sneezes on a surface and another person touches that surface, he may get sick later. The virus is traded from animals to animals and now in human beings. It is spreading through common cold or flu.
While, the spread of the epidemic is not known, this is likely to be spread by droplets and contaminated surfaces.
Since there is no vaccination or medicine is discovered to overcome the illness from this dangerous virus, the most essential rule is the basic hygiene. Not coming into contact with people affected with the virus is the first layer of protection. Oral hygiene is key. Keeping your hands clean by cleaning them with water for 20 seconds or more is recommended. Mouth should be covered whenever you feel like sneezing or coughing. Avoid traveling to areas which are severely hit. Stay hydrated, take healthy diet, if you are travelling wear mask and perform basic hygiene.
Yes, there are symptoms, but the symptoms of most of the coronaviruses are similar to each other which include running nose, coughing, sore throat and fever. There are some cases in which you won't know that you are suffering from this virus or any other virus.
But, if this virus spreads in your lower respiratory tract it can cause pneumonia in people with very low immunity. The virus is most dangerous for the older people and the people who are already sick.