Awareness for COVID - 2019


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people

Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans.

Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include
  • Respiratory Symptoms,
  • Fever,
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath And
  • Breathing Difficulties.
In more severe cases
  • Infection Can Cause Pneumonia
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  • Kidney Failure and Even Death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include
  • Regular Hand Washing,
  • Covering Mouth and Nose When Coughing and Sneezing,
  • Thoroughly Cooking Meat and Eggs
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
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