Coronavirus DiseaseDr. Seemab Shaikh
Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19)
We are all wondering also worried about the new virus spread all over the world. Yes, we are talking about Coronavirus also called COVID-19. Now, What is corona? How did this start? From where did it start? So many questions moving around. In this article, we will jot down a few points related to Covid-19.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a type of infectious disease. This is caused due to a newly developed and identified virus called Covid-19, which affects the respiratory system.
How did COVID-19 spread?
Coronavirus is an infectious disease; it passes from person to person through coughing or sneezing droplets. The spread is so fast that is has been declared as a Pandemic disease.
The spread of the virus is being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)
From where did it come?
Covid-19 was first identified in Dec 2019, in Wuhan City, China.
The health resources are still searching for the exact source of this virus. But according to early data, they found it to be linked to the seafood market of China. People who visited the market were infected with viral pneumonia caused by the coronavirus. Later after a long study, the person who was 1st infected was not linked to any seafood consumption or visit to the market. The search is still on to find out the exact origin of this virus and its spread.
What are symptoms of Coronavirus and how do you stay safe from it?
The Covid symptoms take a time of 14 days to show its effect on a person. Let’s check the symptoms of Coronavirus-
- Shortness of breath
- Sore Throat
In more serious cases it can affect the kidney, respiratory system and also can lead to death. If you trace any of the above symptoms, kindly connect with your doctor on call instead of running to the Hospital or nearby Clinic.
What is the treatment for Covid-19?
As of now, there is no specific treatment on coronavirus. Doctors are research experts are still working on it to find an ailment on it.
A patient suffering from COVID-19 must be treated with all necessary and supportive means. In severe cases, additional measures and treatments are provided including, therapeutics and medications.
In this whole Pandemic disaster, it is been requested by WHO and other research centers to Stay at Home for safety measures and not to go out. Please remember Prevention is always better than cure.