What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

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What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

Coronavirus Outbreak, Medical Research

2/27/2020

What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China , how does it spread from person to person, and when should you call a doctor?

What is Covid-19 - the illness that started in Wuhan? It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. What are the symptoms this coronavirus causes? The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases there can be organ failure. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against flu will not work. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system. Many of those who have died were already in poor health. Should I go to the doctor if I have a cough? In the UK, the medical advice is that if you have recently travelled from areas affected by coronavirus, you should: More NHS advice on what to do if you think you have been exposed to the virus can be found here, and the full travel advice to UK nationals is available here. Is the virus being transmitted from one person to another? China’s national health commission has confirmed human-to-human transmission, and there have been such transmissions elsewhere. How many people have been affected? As of 25 February, the outbreak has affected 80,000 people globally. In mainland China there have been 2,663 deaths among 77,658 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei. More than 12,000 people affected in China have already recovered. The coronavirus has spread to at least other 30 other countries. The most badly affected include Japan, with 850 cases, including 691 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, and four deaths. Italy has recorded 229 cases and seven deaths, while South Korea has recorded 893 cases and eight deaths. There have also been deaths in Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Iran and the Philippines. There have been 13 recorded cases and no fatalities to date in the UK. Why is this worse than normal influenza, and how worried are the experts? We don’t yet know how dangerous the new coronavirus is, and we won’t know until more data comes in. The mortality rate is around 2% in the epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, and less than that elsewhere. For comparison, seasonal flu typically has a mortality rate below 1% and is thought to cause about 400,000 deaths each year globally. Sars had a death rate of more than 10%. Another key unknown is how contagious the coronavirus is. A crucial difference is that unlike flu, there is no vaccine for the new coronavirus, which means it is more difficult for vulnerable members of the population – elderly people or those with existing respiratory or immune problems – to protect themselves. Hand-washing and avoiding other people if you feel unwell are important. One sensible step is to get the flu vaccine, which will reduce the burden on health services if the outbreak turns into a wider epidemic. Have there been other coronaviruses? Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers) are both caused by coronaviruses that came from animals. In 2002, Sars spread virtually unchecked to 37 countries, causing global panic, infecting more than 8,000 people and killing more than 750. Mers appears to be less easily passed from human to human, but has greater lethality, killing 35% of about 2,500 people who have been infected. Is the outbreak a pandemic and should we panic? No. A pandemic, in WHO terms, is “the worldwide spread of a disease”. The spread of the virus outside China is worrying but not an unexpected development. The WHO has declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. The key issues are how transmissible this new coronavirus is between people, and what proportion become severely ill and end up in hospital. Often viruses that spread easily tend to have a milder impact. Generally, the coronavirus appears to be hitting older people hardest, with few cases in children. Topics Read more: The Guardian

Michael_E_Ross Have a strong immune system: take nascent iodine; 10K mg Vit.Dw/K 5 days a wk., & good Vitamin C as much as you can stand usu. 3000 to 4000 mg daily and incorporate Psalm 91 over you, your family and loved ones daily. See ty RealSheilaZ At this early stage of what might become a pandemic, just watch the news and see how those unfortunate enough to have contacted coronavirus have been treat. Like they have the plague. Quarantined, demonized, isolated & treat like parihas. If you get symptoms, stay silent?

If you have it, you’re gay Hey this is giving out an 80s style ‘gay plague’ vibe I’d associate with other corners of the British press - be grateful for something a bit less emblematic please Corona virus is gay? Is LGBT catching now? I have no idea why the pride flag is here, no idea at all. WashYourHands

The virus loves everyone... Not sure what this has to do with that particular flag, but hey...🤷‍♂️ Be out and proud I guess?

Wuhan nurses' plea for international medics to help fight coronavirusOpen letter urges health workers to go to China , saying resources there are stretched RealShowstopper Wuhan Corona Virus compared to other major viruses. corona 2019-nCoV flu But the WHO says China is doing very well in fighting the virus. Like, better than the rest of the world. Who should we believe?

Be gay I guess? My advice? Self quarantine, the NHS is already in dire straits and the Coronavirus only has a roughly two percent mortality rate. Unless of course you have an already serious illness like Asthma or heart disease, then go to the hospital. ''...and what should I do if I have symptoms?'' Wait till april.

Can we maybe not use the Pride flag?! 😬 brxdtxylor best give this a read Why a rainbow flag? Wear a mask whilst looking at your phone at Pride and you'll survive just fine. What does the pride flag have to do with coronavirus?

Coronavirus: Life inside the 'Wuhan of Italy''This is an emergency. We need to be calm and follow the rules.' Antonio Bernocchi works as a store manager in Milan but is currently being quarantined in Codogno, Italy due to the outbreak of coronavirus there. More on this story here: 600 million live in Europe, It's spreading fast the population goes from 600+ million to less than 50 million within 3 years ... Are you afraid.? I am ....! I hope he's not another 'actor'🤔

The significance of the flag is?

Pensioner butchers a cat outside a restaurant in Wuhan during lockdownChilling footage shows the man skinning the dead feline in broad daylight in Wuhan. The chilling video emerged as China banned all trade and consumption of wild animals today in the wake of the epidemic. so what ? it's traditional, and pensioner needs not to starve. Savages Disgusting.

Model chooses to stay in Wuhan for her boyfriend despite coronavirusResidents of a village on the outskirts of Wuhan were only able to buy basic vegetables, and 'some families even had no meat to eat', said Annabella Woo who is from Hong Kong. That’s loyalty right there She's either desperate or really there for her nigga. Either way, she is ridiculously hot. Duh

45 people allowed off Diamond Princess now show coronavirus symptomsJapan said 45 people quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship amid a coronavirus outbreak but allowed off after testing negative now have symptoms, and will need to be re-tested. Is that Japan give up Olympic

Coronavirus warning: UK tourists returning from Italy MUST self-quarantine - ‘I’m worried’UK tourists returning from parts of northern Italy now on lockdown because ion coronavirus have been warned by Matt Hancock they must now self-quarantine, admitting the sudden outbreak in the Southern European country is 'pretty worrying'. Not good enough [people self isolating] “Ooh I’ll just quickly pop to the shops to get supplies” if they had been to verona, they must have the veronavirus.



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