Coronavirus Facts: Everything About nCoV You Must Keep In Mind To Survive

Rose Advani |Jan 31, 2020

All Coronavirus facts including causes, symptoms, prevention, infected victims, and other latest news about 2019 nCOV are here. Click to update all! 

There is an outbreak of new Coronavirus that causes pneumonia in Wuhan, China, infecting nearly 9, 700 people and killing 213 (estimated on 31 January, 2020). The virus has forced China to locked down 18 main cities. This article by Starbiz.com provides more Coronavirus facts that you must update to effectively fight against this Coronavirus outbreak.

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The outbreak of Coronavirus from Wuhan. China

Fortunately, public health organizations in many nations measure the danger level of the virus and immediately implement methods to prevent the spread of the virus. The main action is controlling from the airport where people traveling from Wuhan land at first.

What is Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?

Coronavirus is a family of coronavirus rooted in animals. 2019-nCoV is a new strain that has not been detected in human yet. The virus causes illnesses for infected victims from a usual cold to severe diseases, even death.

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Deadly Coronavirus (1019-nCoV)

According to this government source, coronaviruses can be transmitted human-to-human within 15 minutes of close contact (face-to-face conversations) with the infected victim. Here is the main reason that makes the disease turning to the outbreak and hard to control.

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Coronavirus Transmission

What causes Coronavirus?

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The seafood and animals market in Wuhan, the source of coronavirus

New Coronavirus rooted in a seafood and animal market in the center of Wuhan, the big city in East China. The first infected cases were detected from December 12 to 29, most of them worked in this market.

According to some papers, the outbreak of Coronavirus comes from animal sources as bats, snakes, pigs, poultry, and seafood which are the main products in this Wuhan market.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

2019 – nCoV will cause pneumonia alongside some popular symptoms as Fever, Cough, Soreness, and Shortness of breath.

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Coronavirus symptoms

Severe disease has some different symptoms such as breathing difficulty, heart damage, and kidney injury. However, the symptoms might be different which is similar to a common cold or flu. You might just feel headache, runny nose, sore throat, or sometimes just being unwell.

>>> Get more detailed symptoms at Coronavirus Symptoms In Human And Pets You Must Take Notice Of

How has Coronavirus transmitted?

According to Australian government source, coronaviruses can be transmitted human-to-human within 15 minutes of close contact (face-to-face conversations) with the infected victim. Particularly, when normal people stay with the infectious person in the same closed space for 2 hours, the nCoV spread from man to man can also occur.

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Medical professionals tested Coronavirus at most of main airports

How to prevent Coronavirus?

Anyone who comes in contact with a confirmed case or a possibly infectious victim, either before or after he or she develops pneumonia symptoms, must isolate themselves for at least 14 days for symptoms to present.

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Governments have implemented methods to protect citizens

There is no vaccine to control this nCoV, so the best method to protect yourself and family is strictly following the hygiene rules below:

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How to reduce the risk of infection
  • Wash your hands carefully with soap or an alcohol-based hand wash
  • Use a tissue to cover your nose when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid contact with those having cold-like or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sneeze, shortness of breath)
  • Wear face masks when traveling to public places
  • Avoid public transport or public places where the chances of coronavirus spread are higher

Where has Coronavirus spread?

Most of the first Coronavirus infected cases in China then quickly spread to the United States, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Macau, Japan, Philippines, and India. With the fast-moving outbreak of this nCoV, China has closed most of the tourist attractions including Disneyland, Forbidden City and a section of the Great Wall.

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Countries contracted This nCoV

Also, the number of infected cases in mid-December, 2019 to 31 January 2020, 40 affected cases and two Chinese died to more than 9,700 cases and 213 died, respectively.

On January 30, WHO declared a global health emergency about the spread of the virus to countries with weaker health systems.

Dr. Tedros said:

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>>> Click to know CoronaViruses (nCoV) Can Spread Man To Man Within 15 Minutes

Is this virus like SARS?

Some differences, some similarities.

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2019-nCoV and SARS

Finding the most different between the outbreak of SARS, MERS and nCoV here:

  • SARS: first reported in China in 2002, spread to 27 countries, infecting around 8,000 people and killing 700.
  • MERS: more tenacious, first emerged in 2012 in Jordan and about 2,500 cases of the disease.

Like SARS and unlike MERS, this nCoV presents symptoms that are easy to identify. And at the time of the infection, there were no vaccines for preventing three viruses, SARS, MERS, and now nCoV.

During SARS, China had a low response to Sars and now they once again were accused of this outbreak. Hopefully, China and the world stay strong to over come this outbreak soon.

Is the virus in India?

Sadly, the answer is Yes. India has detected the first case of Coronavirus infection on this Thursday. This victim recorded the 20th country infecting this virus. The first corona victim in India in Kerala is a female student at Wuhan University.

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First case of coronavirus in India. a student female from Wuhan University

This student had contracted the disease while studying in Wuhan before coming home for the holiday.

Currently, Kerala is now in a stable condition and being treated in an isolated place in a hospital. Now, 806 residents in Kerala are all under surveillance at their homes for the possible exposure to nCoV.

There is no stop sign of the spread of this nCoV from countries to countries which put the world in the red emergency of this outbreak. Beside the isolate the infectious areas of the government in each country, citizens must upgrade the knowledge about the outbreak of Coronavirus and get well-educated about the hygiene rules to protect themselves and their family from this nCoV.

>>> Read more about the outbreak of coronavirus with our articles:

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