CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19): There is growing concern around the world about coronavirus. Coronavirus was first detected in China and now detected in more than 100+ locations.
In Japan and Germany, the Coronavirus was first reported to spread from human to human. After this, a new case came out in Kerala(India) as well. After such a situation, Asian countries appear to be worried about this disease.
There are many things related to CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, which are very important to be aware of-
- 1 How the CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 originated
- 2 Why the virus was named as Corona
- 3 WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
- 4 COVID-19 A Pandemic by WHO
- 5 Coronavirus COVID-19 in India
- 6 CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN INDIA
- 7 Symptoms CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
- 8 How Does Coronavirus COVID-19 Spread
- 9 CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFECTION IS MILD
- 10 PROTECTION FROM CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
- 11 Tracking Corona in Humans
- 12 Day 1-3 Onset of CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Symptoms
- 13 Day 4-9 In the Lungs
- 14 Day 8-15 In the Blood
- 15 Wuhan CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Outbreak Timeline
- 16 2019-NCOV Questions related to about Coronavirus COVID-19
- 17 Coronavirus Originated from?
- 18 Which Animal has been identified as the host of coronavirus in china?
- 19 Which is an unusual feature of the replication cycle in Coronavirus?
- 20 Describe coronavirus structure?
- 21 Official Name of coronavirus disease?
- 22 From where coronavirus got its name?
- 23 Mosquito bites can give the coronavirus?
- 24 If you buy goods manufactured in china, you can contract coronavirus COVID-19?
- 25 Eating garlic can prevent you from COVID-19?
- 26 Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating the COVID-19?
- 27 Any Medicines and Therapies can prevent or cure COVID-19?
- 28 How long is the incubation period for coronavirus COVID-19?
- 29 Newly discovered form of coronavirus?
- 30 What is Quarantine?
- 31 Which part of the body affected by CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?
- 32 How many strains are currently known that infect humans?
- 33 What are the other names of Wuhan Coronavirus?
- 34 What are the possible sources of Wuhan Coronavirus?
- 35 What is a PCR test? Is it applicable to the Wuhan virus?
How the CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 originated
Usually, everyone should have thought about where this virus came from.
Coronavirus is a virus found in animals of certain species. These include creatures such as snakes and bats.
When this virus reached humans, it developed itself in such a way that it could survive in humans. It could thrive properly in the human body as well.
Why the virus was named as Corona
Any sensible person would definitely want to know why the virus is named Corona?
During the eclipse when the earth completely covers the sun. the sun stops in the form of a sphere, but its rays show light spreading everywhere.
For Example: if we compare sunflower with corona, Sunflower which is black from the middle and soft rays of light are spreading around its circle, like the petals of a sunflower.
For this reason, the virus was named Corona because it has the same shape as Corona.
Actually, the virus is round and has stained branches of proteins like the corona of the earth on its surface. Which spread in every direction.
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
Corona Virus is a virus that causes disease ranging from the common cold to more severe disease. Such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).
It can also cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and coronavirus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)
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Coronavirus is zoonotic i.e. they are transmitted between animals and humans.
The Coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 158 countries and union territories. Coronavirus was first detected in China and now detected in more than 100+ locations.
COVID-19 A Pandemic by WHO
A pandemic is a situation of a global outbreak of disease. Pandemic happens when a new virus or disease emerges to infect people and can spread all over substantially.
On 11, March 2020, World health organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus COVID-19 a Pandemic Disease.
WHO calls countries to take action to treat, detect and reduce transmission to save people’s lives.
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN INDIA
The Government office, Health, and Family Welfare Ministry are closely monitoring the situation of Coronavirus, COVID-19. Various measures have been taken by Government in terms of strengthened community surveillance, Isolation Wards, Trained manpower, Rapid response teams for management of Coronavirus COVID-19.
Symptoms CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
- Runny Nose
- Sore throat or Diarrhea
- Difficulty Breathing
- Aches and Pain
- Nasal congestion etc.
- Person-to-Person contact is thought to be the main method of transmission for the COVID-19.
- If a person doesn’t cover mouth and nose, the virus could spray you with respiratory droplets from nose or mouth.
- When a person meets someone who contracted the virus when they shake hands the virus transmitted.
- If the person touches mouth and nose without washing hands, it gives entry to the virus accidentally in the body.
- The virus may also present in feces and could contaminate places like toilet bowls and bathroom sinks.
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFECTION IS MILD
The illness due to COVID-19 infection is mild. However, it can cause serious illness, Out of 5 in every 1 person infected, need hospital care.
Persons with pre-existing medical conditions such as
- blood pressure,
- heart disease,
- lung disease,
develop serious illness more than others.
PROTECTION FROM CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
It can be difficult to avoid being disposed to the virus, but according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), there are the number of precautions you can do to protect yourself:
- Try to stay clear to the people who are coughing and sneezing.
- WHO suggests staying at-least 3 feet away from people.
- Wash Hands Frequently.
- Use Alcohol-based sanitizer
- Avoid touching face.
- Limit Exposure to others
- Contact your doctor
- Cover your mouth and nose.
Tracking Corona in Humans
A look at the toll the virus takes on the body and how it progresses throughout a body.
Day 1-3 Onset of CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Symptoms
- Sars-CoV-2 Virus may start with upper respiratory symptoms after the incubation period.
- Fever generally appears 1st day.
- Upper respiratory symptoms such as cough and sore throat may appear by day 3.
Day 4-9 In the Lungs
- The disease may reach the lungs anywhere between 3 to 4 days.
- Laboured breathing may start by 4th to 9th day.
- Inflammation in the lungs may lead to acute respiratory distress.
Day 8-15 In the Blood
- From the lungs, the infection may move to the blood.
- Sepsis, a life-threatening complication, may develop by the end of the 1st week.
- Infected person needs ICU care.
Wuhan CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 Outbreak Timeline
A timeline of the Wuhan virus COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak is mentioned here:
31.Dec.2019: China alerts the World Health Organization (WHO) to several cases of pneumonia.
01.Jan.2020: The Seafood Market in Wuhan city is shut down.
05.Jan.2020: Chinese officials mention the possibility of the SARS virus.
07.Jan.2020: The virus COVID-19 is identified.
11.Jan.2020: First death is announced by China Government.
13.Jan.2020: WHO reported the first case outside China is in Thailand.
23.Jan.2020: The Wuhan city in china is placed under quarantine. Flights and Railways are suspended.
25.Jan.2020: Travel restrictions imposed in another five cities.
30.Jan.2020: In India First case detected in the southern state of Kerala. Also, the virus outbreak declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization.
01.Feb .2020: WHO declares a global emergency.
11.Feb .2020: In China, the death toll crosses the one thousand mark.
12.Feb .2020: COVID-19 Official named for new virus Coronavirus by the WHO.
03.March .2020: In Delhi and Telangana new cases detected.
05.Mar .2020: Out of 23 confirmed cases 14 of them being tourists from Italy.
08.Mar .2020: In India rises to 39 cases.
11.Mar .2020: The WHO declared the outbreak as a ‘PANDEMIC’.
12.Mar .2020: The first death in India reported from Bangalore.
13.Mar .2020: The number of cases in India is up to 75.
16.Mar .2020: The number of cases in India goes up to 116. Uttarakhand reports its first case of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
18.Mar.2020: The number of cases in India goes up to 148.
21.Mar.2020: The number of cases in India goes up to 258.
Ans: Wuhan, China
Ans: club-shaped glycoprotein spikes protrude through a lipid bilayer.
Ans: Due to their crown-like projections.
Ans: There is no evidence showing like that. Coronavirus is a respiratory virus, not a bloodborne virus.
Ans: If you are concerned, you can clean the surface of the item with a disinfected wipe before use it.
Eating garlic can prevent you from COVID-19?
Ans: It’s a myth.
Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating the COVID-19?
Ans: No, antibiotics do not work against Coronavirus COVID-19.
Any Medicines and Therapies can prevent or cure COVID-19?
Ans: World Health Organization (WHO) not recommend any medicines or therapies, including antibiotics as a prevention and cure for COVID-19.
Ans: The Incubation period means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have a symptom of the disease. Most estimates incubation period for COVID-19 from 1 to 14 days.
Ans: novel CoV
What is Quarantine?
Ans: Quarantine is a mechanism to prevent or restrict people and goods from one place to another which is intended to prevent the spread of disease or pests.
Which part of the body affected by CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?
How many strains are currently known that infect humans?
Ans: Currently there are seven known strains of Coronaviruses that infect humans. The latest being the 2019–20 China pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, which is labeled as 2019-nCoV by W
Ans: The other names include the Chinese pneumonia outbreak or the Wuhan pneumonia or Wuhan flu.
Ans: It has come from animals – possibly seafood. Many infected persons are either worked or shopped in the seafood wholesale market in the Chinese city.
What is a PCR test? Is it applicable to the Wuhan virus?
Ans: It is termed as Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic in microbiology is the detection of infectious agents and the discrimination of non-pathogenic from pathogenic strains by virtue of specific genes. A specific diagnostic PCR test detects the presence of 2019-nCoV.
Last Updated: July 7,2020 12:00:28 AM