Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
(as on 15 Feb 2022)
Total Confirmed Cases: 416,591,687
Active cases: 71,272,999
The vicious corona virus disease has entered the world with full force and has great contagious power. This is called severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which typically affects the respiratory tracts of birds and mammals; now, including humans. This is the infectious disease which targets a person’s respiratory organ by usually causing common cold. These viruses generally affect mice, rats, dogs, cats, turkeys, horses, cattle and pigs which reach humans through animal transmission.
This virus was first identified in Wuhan, China and since then it has spread to near about 198 countries around the world causing thousands of deaths.
Corona virus is the most contagious disease found till date. It was first found in a person having links with sea food market of Wuhan which gives a view that this virus was transmitted from an animal to human body. We noticed that its human to human transmission is very easy, just a mere contact with an infected surface can make a person suffer from this if then they touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Hence, it is important to follow the precautionary measures suggested by World Health Organization.
If one notices any of the above mentioned symptoms, they are requested to visit the doctor as soon as possible. Moreover, a complete isolation is required to limit its spreading amongst near and dears.
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The government is providing full support to public safety and taking all the necessary steps in minimizing its impact on the nation. The active support of public is needed for restricting the corona virus dangerous spread. Empowering the public with right information would be the most important factor.
This virus can infect near about all ages but it is more severe for the people with old age, pre existing medical conditions and children.
As of now there is neither certainty of this virus’s lasting nor any news of a formulated vaccine. One has to follow all the necessary measures to safeguard his or her family from this deadly disease.
There are a lot of myths that can confuse a person and cause harm to him in one or the other way. Here are a few myths listed below, try to avoid and stay safe.
It is wrong to say as every person is at same risk. However, older adults and people with pre existing medical conditions suffer more severely.
These can be harmful for the body but can be used disinfecting surfaces.
This can cause severe tissue burn; it will not remove viruses from the body.
Alcohol disinfects the skin but it does not work same inside the body. Hence, it’s just a myth.
As SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus and different than other viruses, no old vaccine is a sword against it.
We have seen viruses such as Ebola that have higher mortality rate.
The temperature change will influence the behavior of virus but would not kill it.
We are noticing that some regions are rolling out 5G mobile technologies which is making people claim that 5G is helping in virus communication. But we are seeing that covid-19 is also impacting in the countries with very little 5G coverage.
Only bacteria are killed by antibiotics and it has no effect on corona virus.
It might slow downs the growth of some bacterial species but there is no evidence of garlic protection against corona virus.
The longer a person would be with an infected person the more he is likely to get infected.
This is fatal for a specific category of people but not everyone dies because of it.
Washing hands with soap or disinfecting hands with sanitizers kills corona virus but hand dryers do not kill the virus.
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