Corona virus

A causative agent for respiratory illness followed by life threatening complications. First person identified with coronavirus infection was in Wuhan, china.

Transmission
Human – Human
Animal – Human, Incubation – 1 to 14 days.

Symptoms :

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath which may worsen as disease severity increases.

Prevention & Treatment :

No drug of choice / vaccine is available as of now.

Supportive Treatment :

Intra-venous or oral hydration, anti-fever medication, nutrition, anti-biotic treatment.

Precautions :

Disinfection practices, Practicing good cough and sneezing, etiquette, Use N-95 standard mask.

Myth Buster :

Does not spread by eating well cooked meat.

Caution :

People at risk for infection should follow precautions more stringently and should stay indoors.

Risk Factors :

  • Infants, young children and older adults with weaker immune system.
  • Immune compromised individuals with acquired diseases or genetic disorders.
  • Individuals undergoing immunosupprression therapy or chemotherapy.

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