A causative agent for respiratory illness followed by life threatening complications. First person identified with coronavirus infection was in Wuhan, china.
Human – Human
Animal – Human, Incubation – 1 to 14 days.
- 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.
Disinfection practices, Practicing good cough and sneezing, etiquette, Use N-95 standard mask.
Myth Buster :
Does not spread by eating well cooked meat.
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.