Coronavirus disease – COVID-19, which started in Wuhan, China, has so far reached more than 170 countries. The number of people who died due to its infection has increased to 11,401. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it an epidemic.
Governments around the world are focusing on making people aware of the corona virus. Experts say that it can be controlled only by preventing its infection from spreading. Corona virus can be prevented better by identifying its symptoms.
This virus reached 170 countries
Corona virus cases have been confirmed in 170 countries outside China. These countries include Thailand, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, America, France, Germany and United Arab Emirates. Let us know what are the symptoms and ways of prevention of this virus.
What is corona virus?
Corona virus belongs to such a family of viruses whose infection can cause problems ranging from a cold to breathing problems. This virus has never been seen before. The virus infection started in December in Wuhan, China. According to WHO, fever, cough, shortness of breath are its symptoms. So far no vaccine has been made to stop the virus from spreading.
What are the symptoms of this disease?
Its symptoms are similar to the flu. As a result of infection, problems like fever, cold, shortness of breath, runny nose and sore throat arise. This virus spreads from person to person. Therefore, great care is being taken about this. In some cases, the corona virus can also be fatal. Especially older people and who already have asthma, diabetes and heart disease.
What are the preventive measures?
The Ministry of Health has issued guidelines to prevent corona virus. According to them, hands should be washed with soap. Alcohol based hand rub can also be used. Keep your nose and mouth covered with handkerchief or tissue paper while coughing and peeling. Keep distance from people who have cold and flu symptoms. Avoid intake of eggs and meat. Avoid contact with wild animals.
These are 7 simple steps to protect yourself and others from #COVID19.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020