Know what is coronavirus (COVID-19), symptoms, and prevention?
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Coronavirus has affected 190 countries of the world including the Caribbean. Every country is trying to get rid of this virus by making its antidote but it has not been successful so far.
Talking about the Caribbean, more than 400 cases have been reported in the Caribbean so far, with at least 11 deaths.
The coronavirus was mainly found in humans in the 1960s. Coronaviruses are common and this infection is often harmful in patients who only develop flu symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
In this, the patient may also have diarrhea and vomiting problems. The time span of a coronavirus can range from a few days to two weeks.
Recently, China has confirmed that the coronavirus passes from person to person and causes one type of pneumonia. The number of people already infected with mysterious viruses already exists in China is much higher than official figures.
More than a thousand cases have already been confirmed in the coronavirus but, experts estimate that this figure could be more than 3 lakhs. It is known that three people died of respiratory disease in central China in Wuhan city in December.
What is the latest update of Coronavirus in China?
Officials in the central city of Wuhan said that 1 lakh new cases have been confirmed during this week and more than 3,200 people have died from the virus. However, the real figure is completely different from this.
In Shenzhen, officials said a 66-year-old man showed signs of the virus after traveling to Wuhan.
According to the state’s news agency Xinhua, China’s National Health Commission confirmed on Monday that two cases in China were due to transmission from one person to another.
It is this contradiction that was earlier assured by the Commission that there were no such cases.
How did China calculate the number of patients infected with the virus?
The key to the catastrophic situation lies in cases found in other countries. While its outbreak mostly originates in Wuhan, two cases have occurred in Thailand and one in Japan and another in South Korea.
They all belong to the people of Wuhan, or who have visited the city. Its exact number is impossible to obtain.
Wuhan International Airport serves a population of 19 million people, but only 3,400 international flights fly from here every day. Before being published in a scientific journal, a detailed calculation shown on the Internet showed a figure of 2 thousand cases.
Understanding how this new virus is spreading is an important part of assessing the extent to which it poses a threat.
The WHO office in China said the analysis was useful and would help officials plan the response to the outbreak.
There is a lot to understand about the new coronavirus. The data is not sufficient to draw definitive conclusions about the clinical features of the disease or its origin in how it spreads!
How does the coronavirus spread?
Zoonotic viruses can be transmitted through direct contact between animals and humans. But, there are many other forms of infection, through food or so-called vectors, a mosquito or any other insect can carry a pathogen without sickening another organism.
In addition, zoonosis can also be transmitted through food, eating meat, or animal products. They can also be a source of infection if they are not warm enough or if they have been prepared under unclean conditions.
Compared to the main cases of SARS, and MERS, the current outbreak of coronavirus is small, but experts have said that it should not be underestimated.
Therefore, China is cautioning about the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in late January. Millions of people travel by bus, trains, and airplanes to celebrate the holidays.
Officials will pursue efforts to prevent an outbreak of pneumonia during the holiday period, including airports
And ensuring adequate germ treatment at major public transport centers such as train stations.
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