Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It is confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). This means the disease is spreading in multiple countries around world at the same time. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Here is all you must know about this virus.
Timeline of the Coronavirus:
The new Coronavirus disease, called “COVID-19″, believed to be started from a “Wet Market” in Wuhan, China in December, 2019. That market sold both dead and live animals including fish, birds and wild animals. The outbreak of the virus has affected more than 3 lakhs persons worldwide with 17000 plus deaths and it is increasing day by day.
How is Coronavirus spread?
Similar to other respiratory illnesses, such as the flu, the Coronavirus spread from person-to-person. Droplets of bodily fluids from an infected person are dispersed in the air or on surface by coughing or sneezing. These droplets can come into direct contact with other people or can infect those who pick them up by touching infected surfaces and then their face.
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.
Common symptoms include:
- dry cough.
Other symptoms include:
- shortness of breath
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- and very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.
People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.
People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention
As per the research on death from Coronavirus Disease, “most of the Coronavirus disease fatalities are in the senior citizen.”
And one more important aspect is, “Smokers have a higher chance of Dying from Coronavirus Disease.”
Above finding confirm that Smoking and Age reduces your immunity system.
Healthy way to strengthen your immunity system
You need to choose a healthy Lifestyle. Following general good health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy.
- Don’t Smoke
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get adequate sleep
- Minimize stress
Additional Tips to protect :
People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some tips to reduce their risk.
- Avoid large events, mass gathering and close contact (about 6 feet) with people who are sick
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contain at least 60% alcohol
- Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough and sneeze
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hand isn’t clear
- Avoid eating raw and uncooked meat
COVID-19 is a new disease. It is transmitted by air. This means that Coronavirus could spread widely and quickly. To fight against Coronavirus, stay positive and follow healthy lifestyle