The Coronavirus; Symptoms and Preventions

the corona virus

The Corona Virus was first detected in China in November 2019, after which it was named, COVID-19. It then grew to become a global issue. The Coronavirus has spread out to over 100 countries and is now affecting the economies of the entire world.

the corona virus

And while scientists are doing their researches, there is still no vaccine for coronavirus or any coronavirus antidote to help cure the deadly china coronavirus.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Many people have not been able to figure out the exact symptoms of coronavirus so far. Below are symptoms that can help in detecting the corona virus.

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Fatigue/Weakness
  • Vomiting (sometimes)
  • Diarrhea (sometimes)
  • Pneumonia
  • Difficulty in breathing (severe cases)

These symptoms can take up 2-14 days to show up after exposure to the corona virus. Also note that older people and people with other medical conditions, including asthma, heart disease, or diabetes, are more vulnerable to suffer from the coronavirus.

The Corona Virus spreads through droplets released by an infected person while coughing, sneezing, or talking

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Precautions for the Corona virus – Prevent the Coronavirus Outbreak from growing in India

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently (You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
  • Cover your Mouth/Nose while coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid Mass Gatherings – Experts all across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus disease.
  • Cook your meals thoroughly
  • Avoid contact with people showing symptoms of respiratory illness like coughing or sneezing
  • Stay home when you feel sick
  • Throw tissues straight into the bin after use
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Do not spit in public
  • Maintain a healthy hygiene
  • In case you have a cough or a running nose, use a mask
  • Seek immediate medical attention in case of symptoms
  • Don’t make plans to travel around

Coronavirus Meaning – What is Coronavirus?

  • According to WHO, Coronavirus comes from a large family of viruses that are responsible for causing illness including the common cold and more severe diseases like the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
  • A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been identified in humans previously.
  • Coronavirus is zoonotic. This means that it can be transmitted between animals and people.

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The testing strategy for the coronavirus in India:

  • There is currently no community transmission of the COVID-19.
  • The Disease is primarily reported in individuals with travel history to the affected countries or close contacts of positive cases.
  • Therefore all individuals need not be tested.

Who to Test for the Coronavirus?

First Case Scenario:

  • Direct close physical contact of a laboratory-confirmed positive case.
  • Home quarantine for 14 days. (symptoms or no symptoms)
  • Symptomatic within 14 days
  • Lab test (+91-11-23978046)
  • No symptoms
  • No lab test

Second Case Scenario:

  • History of travel in the last 14 days to high-risk COVID affected countries.
  • Home quarantine for 14 days. (symptoms or no symptoms)
  • Symptomatic within 14 days
  • Lab test (+91-11-23978046)
  • No symptoms
  • No lab test

A laboratory test – Throat swab and Nasal swabs are taken in Viral Transport Medium in one tube in the cold chain.

Where to get tested for the Corona virus?

Testing sites for COVID-19

https://icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/upload_documents/Testing_sites_for_COVID19.pdf

Laboratories that are helping with sample collection for COVID-19

https://icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/upload_documents/Sample_Collection_Lab_COVID19.pdf

List of VRDLs and their contact details

https://icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/upload_documents/List_of_VRDL_V2.pdf

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Disclaimer: This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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