Important Things You Should Know About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

January 25, 2020 | Interesting Facts

Facts about nCovThe 2019 CoronaVirus has been on the headlines for weeks, and its global presence and with its threat, it is only right for people to know more about the virus. Here are some things we have compiled so far.

 

The start of Coronavirus

 

The strain of the recent Novel Coronavirus was first discovered in a city in China called Wuhan. Its first discovery was reported to be in December of 2019. The first case was confirmed in January of 2020, and it was an 80-year-old man. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus is said to be in a family of viruses that can cause SARS, common cold, and pneumonia.

 

Transmission

 

This virus is said to be transporting from one person to another through direct contact such as touching, kissing, sneezing, and coughing. There are more ways to transmit this virus and researchers are still doing their best to speed up the process to fully know what this virus is capable of. It is currently unknown how long this virus is meant to be alive.

 

Simple steps such as washing hands, keeping faces clean, and disinfecting can keep the virus from existing in a person.

 

The premise of “Masks”

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that wearing masks is unnecessary for people who are healthy. Only those who are coughing or sneezing are advised to wear masks to prevent the spread of possible viruses.

 

The mystery of the virus

 

The term “corona” comes from the appearance of the virus when under microscopes. It is seen to have a spiky appearance. It is also something that is new that’s why it is deemed as mysterious. Despite its mystery, it is already known that the origin of the 2019 Coronavirus is from animals just like Ebola does.

 

It is contagious

 

It is important to let everyone know that the Coronavirus is very contagious and that it can even infect other people even before symptoms come out. It is also worth noting that older people and those with existing medical conditions are more likely to be infected.

 

The severity of the virus

 

Scientists and researchers suggest that the symptoms and effects of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus are sometimes mild, but in some cases, it can be serious. The common effects of this virus are seen to be pneumonia, and sometimes, it even hides from other ailments which makes it harder to detect and track down.

 

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus currently has no vaccines or exact treatment to match. Health practitioners are urging everyone to practice proper hygiene and to always disinfect. Prevention is always better than cure, and in our case, prevention is definitely one thing we all can do.

 

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