Symptoms of corona virus are major concern of every human now a days. Let’s have a look on few questions regarding corona like what is it?, how it transmit? what are the symptoms of corona virus infection? and what are the precautions should be taken to keep ourselves away from it.
Who knows a few months back a tiny microscopic virus will turn our life shut into a room . A worldwide pandemic we face today named COVID-19. The First coronavirus was discovered in 1930s in Chicken. But the first human coronavirus was reported in 1960s. Till today 7 corona viruses are reported in humans.
What is corona virus?
Corona virus is a virus which causes respiratory infection of lungs, nose and throat. It is a virus of SARs category. SARs means severe acute respiratory disorders. World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of coronavirus.
What is SARs n-Cov-2?
Corona , an newly discovered infectious virus that emerged in China in Dec 2019, causing a disease called COVID–19, caused by a virus strain (SARS- COV-2) i.e. Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2. The Corona viruses are common also in animals of all the kinds but sometime they can infect only humans. If a virus infect animal to human then it is known as zoonotic. We knows very well that SARS outbreak in 2002 and MERS outbreak in 2012 spread from bats. In n-Cov-2 n stands for “novel“
What are the areas affected by corona virus?
Area affected by corona viruses are mainly respiratory related organs. Like nose, lungs, throat and respiratory tract. Corona virus forma layer around the wall of these organs and make difficulty in breathing. Symptoms of corona virus infection is majorly seen in respiratory tract.
What is the mode of transmission of Corona virus?
The virus spreads through droplets of saliva or nose water while an infected person coughs or sneezes. Virus can be active in air for about 1 feet distance after that they fall to the ground, using objects of infected person or any physical contact. Such as shaking hands or a High- Five is the common mode of transmission.
What are the symptoms of corona virus?
Most common symptoms are:
- Body ache
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste
- Loss of appetite
- sore throat.
- Blue lips and nails
In severe condition
- Chest pain and difficulty in breathing is highly noticeable.
- In some cases difficulty in speaking is also observed.
People having history of chronical diseases or having any prehistory of diseases like cancer, diabetes, pneumonia etc are prone to corona virus. In severe conditions it may leads to death. Many COVID-19 complications may be caused by a condition known as cytokine release syndrome or a cytokine storm. This is when an infection triggers your immune system to flood your bloodstream with inflammatory proteins called cytokines. They can kill healthy tissues and cells. And causes internal body damage.
If you feel any one of them then immediately call to the helpline number and visit a doctor.
What are the diagnosis of corona virus?
Swap test includes testing of swab sample taken from nose. It tells about the presence of active virus. If a person have infection of virus at the time of test then the result of swab test will positive. Otherwise negative. If currently you have symptoms of corona virus then go immediately for this test.
Antibody test tells whether the person ever been exposed to the virus or not. If in past you had any exposure to the corona virus then the reports of this test will be positive. This is based on antigen-antibody interaction. If you had any virus in your body then your body had surely produced antibodies. And the presence of antibodies in blood indicates that in past 3 months you had met corona virus.
What are the preventions of corona virus?
- At present world do not have any vaccine of for this virus. Researches are going on all over the world . So prevention is the only way to keep away from this notorious virus.
- Avoid handshakes.
- Frequently wash your hands with a good quality of soap or handwash.
- Sanitize your daily stuffs ( belts, mobile, earphones, coins etc)
- Wear gloves and mask.
- Avoid outgoings.
- Use handkerchief while sneezing.
Also read: https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus