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Coronavirus: Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment

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The outbreak of coronavirus in early January 2020, has set a red alert alarm among many nations. The main concern was raised as it was a newly identified virus which made us clueless about how it can affect people. But fortunately, with ongoing investigations, the global experts have collated some evidence about the mystery virus in order to prevent it to a certain extent from being spread.

Here are the most important points you need to know about the coronavirus, to reduce your risk of getting infected.

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Symptoms of Coronavirus:

Coronavirus is a type of virus that affects the upper respiratory tract. Hence, its symptoms are similar to that of a common cold or flu. The symptoms usually begin to appear in two to four days after being infected by the coronavirus, these include:

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Fatigue
  • Viral Pneumonia 
  • Fever, in some cases
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Transmission of Coronavirus:

It is believed that coronavirus is usually transmitted by the respiratory fluids of an infected person. It can be spread in the following ways:

  • The virus can spread in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes without covering the mouth
  • The virus can spread through physical contact when touching or shaking hands with an infected person
  • Coming into contact with an object or surface with the virus and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • In rare cases, the virus may spread through fecal contamination

Prevention of Coronavirus:

While there are currently no vaccines to protect against coronavirus and it is still unclear how to reduce the risk of infection, it is always better to follow the standard precautionary measures to stay protected. Check out the precautionary measures to stay away from the coronavirus.

Precautionary Measures to Stay Protected:

  •  Wash your hands frequently with soap or use a hand sanitizer
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you wash your hands properly
  • Avoid being in crowded places and stay away from people who are sick
  • Avoid close or direct contact with others
  • Practice cough etiquette
  • Disinfect the objects and surfaces around you
  • Wear surgical masks to minimize the transmission of the virus through the air
  • Try to avoid consuming meat and follow safe food handling practices
Disclaimer – The above information is subjected to change as and when newer recent information is received.
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