Corona Virus or COVID-19 is a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds and can easily jump from animals to humans. The Corona Virus is spreading quickly world-wide. According to worldometer, a live world statistics platform, more than 171,112 people around the world are identified to be contaminated and over 6,526 deaths have been recorded to date. There are also 77,788 patients who have recovered from that lethal infection of corona virus – including 94 people in Pakistan who are diagnosed with the Corona Virus.
WHAT IS CORONA VIRUS?
As stated above, the corona virus is a group of viruses causing symptoms like chronic obstructive lung disease. In human body, corona virus usually spread by means of airborne droplets of fluid produced by corona infected individuals. The virus is lethal and more hazardous than the average COLD disease. Almost 20% of confirmed cases have been categorized as severe or critical.
SYMPTOMS OF CORONA VIRUS:
According to World Health Organization (WHO), the most common symptoms of Corona Virus are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. However, aches and pains also have been reported by some infected patients. The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary in their sternness, however more complications can be arise, such as chest pain, trouble breathing, or pneumonia. Some people who have developed the disease have also experienced problems affecting digestion or eye complaints (conjunctivitis). Here is a list of symptoms caused by Corona Virus;
- Chest pain
- Nasal congestion
- Difficulty in breathing
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
These symptoms related to COVID-19 are usually mild and start slowly but surely. There are also some cased where patient becomes infected, but don’t even develop any signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Therefore, this matter needs some serious consideration.
CORONA VIRUS TREATMENT:
Unfortunately, there is no treatment specifically approved for the Corona Virus vaccine, however, treatment and vaccinations are currently under study. Other viruses related to coronavirus groups such as Severe Acute Respiratory Symptoms (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Symptoms (MERS) do have vaccines and treatments available, which include normally antiviral medications, breathing support such as ventilation as well as blood plasma transfusions.
HOW TO PREVENT FROM CORONA VIRUSES?
Dawakhana Hakim Ajmal Khan recommends some corona virus preventions to help make sure you have a healthy life. Here are the 10 useful recommendations to stay safe and healthy;
- Use mask outside your home.
- Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Stay away from people who are suffering from cough and sneezing symptoms.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Wear a facemask when you are around other people.
- Don’t shake hands and maintain social distances.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands until you wash them properly.
- If you are experiencing problems like, fever, coughing or shortness of breath, contact your doctor without delaying.
- Practice respiratory hygiene.
- Stay hygienic.