The CoronaVirus pandemic has brought the world to its knees and several Nations are on the verge of collapse. This is a disease that spreads rapidly like wildfire especially if not contained, it can wipe out an entire nation. So many ads and Campaigns have been out out to plead with the public to wash their hands and maintain Social distancing. However, do you know what the Coronavirus disease is?
Coronavirus disease commonly referred to as COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus in 2019. The virus is currently known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus is reported to have originated from Wuhan, China.
After exposure to the virus, the signs may start to show after 14 days . This, therefore is the reason why individuals who suspect to have been exposed to the virus are advised to Self-quarantine.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Tiredness or Fatigue
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
The aged, those with a compromised immunity and those with preexisting chronic medical conditions like cancer are at a higher risk of serious illness because of the virus. On the other hand, some people with the virus may not show any symptoms. The severity of this virus ranges from mild to severe.
To prevent yourself from contracting the virus, you are therefore required to wash your hands thoroughly with soap or sanitizer. Avoid touching your face and if you have the Virus you should wear an N95 Mask to help prevent spreading the disease. Coronavirus disease is spreading through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs. It is therefore advised to cover your mouth or dab when coughing or sneezing.
There has been several deaths reported across the world as a result of Coronavirus. Italy has been greatly hit as Yesterday, 21st of March, 2020, they recorded 793 deaths in a single day. That’s just how serious the virus is. So next time you are asked to self-quarantine, think about the lives you might save.