COVID-19 is one of the families of coronavirus which has appeared for the first time and it has been transferred into humans from animals. World Health Organization has already declared this virus as pandemic.
What are various symptoms of COVID-19?
World health organization has so far declared that following are the symptom of this new virus, which has started in the beginning of this year from China. Now it has travelled to whole world.
- People may get dry cough, fever and feel tiredness
- Some patients will also get sore throat, runny nose and nasal congestion
- Aches and diarrhea
- Some people may also lose the sense of their smell and taste
- About 80% people may get regular cold and may get recovered without any serious treatment
So far it has been observed that one out of six persons may get seriously ill. Among the elderly people particularly who are suffering from any of the following chronic disease are at much greater risk of become serious from COVID-19.
- Heart problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic respiratory conditions
National Health Service of UK has identified following few symptoms of this virus:
- Very high temperature, where a person’s chest or back may be very hot
- New continuous cough
Currently no vaccine is available for this disease and various antibiotics used for treating pneumonia and flu may not work. Depending upon the immune system of the affected person, the chances of recovery will depend.
When should one visit to Doctor?
It is not necessary that one should immediately visit to Doctor, as soon as they get a mild fever. If ever anyone gets mild fever then the person must be quarantined so that they may not spread the disease to others.
They must wear face masks so that others may not catch virus and if the person has not travelled any outside country then they should remain quarantined at least for 7 days before you visit to Doctor.
The doctors can test the virus only after 7 days after the patient has got fever.
Many countries of the world have declared total lock down and people are not allowed to come out of their home too. If you are living in such country then you must check through helpline and seek medical advice.
How many people are affected?
In the month of January, national health commission of China has confirmed that this virus transmits through human-to-human.
As of today, more than 1.1 million people have already been infected by COVID-19 virus and 180 different countries of the world are affected.
So far globally more than 60 thousand people have already lost their life due to this virus ever since this virus has spread all over. First time it was detected in Wuhan city of China and more than 3000 people has died in China.
Few other countries who are greatly affected by COVID-19 are Italy, Spain and few other European countries. USA is also equally affected by this virus and so far, more than 3, 80,000 are affected and 8000+ people have already lost their life.