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What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a large family of viruses, named for the crown-like spikes present on their surface. So far, in humans, several Coronaviruses have been reported to cause respiratory infections ranging from the mild common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

It was a novel Coronavirus (nCoV) strain that caused Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and was first identified and reported during an investigation of an outbreak in Wuhan, China, on December 31st, 2019. COVID-19 causes respiratory illness that can spread from one person to another and is notorious for mutating quickly and acquiring new qualities.

Symptoms of COVID-19?

What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 infection mostly cause mild to moderate respiratory illness and does not require any special treatment. As per World Health Organization (WHO), the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.


  • FEVER

  • DRY COUGH

  • SORE THROAT

  • TIREDNESS

  • BREATHLESSNESS

Some patients may also experience body aches, nasal congestion, runny nose or diarrhea. Invasive pneumonic infiltrates in both lungs can be seen in Chest X-ray.

Please note that above mentioned symptoms can also be common for other respiratory infections, therefore, travel history to affected geographical area is the most important diagnostic criteria for COVID-19 infection.

How does COVID-19 spread?

It is very important to understand COVID-19 spread or transmission in order to protect yourselves and others.
The disease can spread from one person to another through small droplets released from nose or mouth when a person infected with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or exhales. These droplets fall on the immediate surfaces and objects around that infected person. Other people can get infected with COVID-19 by coming into contact with these contaminated objects or surfaces, and touching their face.

Infection of COVID-19?

Who Should Worry From COVID-19 Infection?

About 80% of COVID-19 patients recover without requiring special treatments. It is also observed that some infected people do not show any symptoms i.e., they can be asymptomatic.



Take Steps to protect others

Around 1 out of every 6 individuals who get COVID-19, become seriously ill and develop breathlessness (difficulty in breathing). It is mostly observed in patients with certain underlying conditions, such as:


Older Age
Compromised immune system
Cardiovascular diseases
Diabetes (uncontrolled high blood sugar)
Chronic repiratory disorders
Malignancies

Note: Those who experience fever, cough and difficulty in breathing should immediately seek medical advice, and must follow self-isolation to avoid the spread of infections to others.

Treatment

No treatment yet.

As per WHO, till date, there is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment to prevent or treat COVID-19.

However, those affected should receive supportive care to provide symptomatic relief. People with serious illness should be hospitalized.

Please Note: World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend self-medication with any medicine, including antibiotics, as a prevention or treatment for COVID-19.

Stay tuned with WHO, for updated information.

Prevention

Help Yourself, Stay Protected!

The best practice to avoid the COVID-19 infection is to be well informed about the virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.



Few steps that must be followed religiously are: