A new epidemic is around the corner- All you need to know about #Coronavirus

A new epidemic is around the corner- All you need to know about #Coronavirus

 

As a mother and women of a house we are always taking all the precautions to protect our family and take preventive measures to protect them. But with increasing population, pollution and many environmental changes every year there is one or the other virus epidemic threatening the safety of our family sometimes its Rota, Zika and this time its CoronaVirus. I am sure you have heard of it as its making headlines in most of the national dailies as well as #CoronaVirus is trending enough on social media as well. Here you will get to know everything about it so that you can proactively safeguard your family, proactively.

What is Corona-Virus?

This is a huge outbreak, Corona virus is not an individual virus rather it is ‘Viruses’, yet its an entire family of viruses. They have affected in 2002 and 2003 by the name of SARS corona viruses that is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. They attacked with another name MERS i.e. The middle east Respiratory Syndrome Virus. They majorly affect the upper respiratory system of a person. And are transferred from animals to humans.

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Pic from: Twitter

How will you know, if a person is affected by it? (Symptoms)

 

The system resembles as Influenza or common cold.

It has symptoms like runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headache, fever and feeling unwell. Some people also face vomiting and diarrhea.

People with low immunity and elderly and children have a higher chance of getting the infection.

If this virus remains in the body for long, then the upper respiratory disorder can get converted to severe pneumonia, bronchitis or even in some cases Renal (kidney) failure.

 

How it spreads?

These are air borne virus and are contagious. It spreads through the following activities

  • Coughing, sneezing without covering mouth
  • Coming close contact with the effected person
  • Touching anything that has virus on it and touching nose, eyes or mouth with same hand.

 

Pic from: Twitter

What can we do to control it?

There is no vaccination developed to fight these viruses, hence preventive and symptomatic medicines are the only way.

The measure to prevent it from spreading further is maintaining hand hygiene. Yes, you heard it right, its as simple as that.

  • Washing hands with soap and water
  • Using tissue paper to cover nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing, and disposing the tissue properly
  • Using mask in crowded places
  • Avoiding contact with sic people
  • Keep yourself Hydrate
  • Get enough sleep as it boosts immunity

And if the symptoms persist its always better to meet a physician and get yourself checked.

 

Although as of now it’s yet to reach India and all the international airports are on high alert to scan travelers coming from affected countries. The list of affected countries includes China, Vietnam, USA, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, south Korea, Taiwan and Macau.

As per news, one of the Indian Nurses has been affected by Coronavirus in Saudi, and they have contacted Indian Embassy to help the Nurses. So, let’s pray for everyone’s safety and prepare and make ourselves aware about the coming danger.

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Cindy Dsilva

    the more i read about it, the more i feel that it is just a hype. its only a disease which is a flu gone worse. but yeah that my take on it. hope it dies out soon though.

  2. Cindy Dsilva

    the more i read about it, the more i feel that it is just a hype. its only a disease which is a flu gone worse. but yeah that my take on it. hope it dies out soon though.

  3. urvashinenawati

    Thanks for collating this summary. It’s hugely helpful. Shared on twitter. Praying for a vaccine everyday.

  4. nooranandchawla

    Thanks for clearing all our doubts about this new, potentially deadly, disease. Very informative post.

  5. mahekg

    I hope this virus does find a cure and we can contain it soon. We don’t focus on hygiene and its imperative because not only this virus but a lot of other infections can be taken care off, sharing this because I am a microbiologist myself.

  6. Sweetannu

    A matter of concern for All of us. However some facts and symptoms were not yet understood by me. Now its clear. Thanks

  7. Sapna

    Really scared of this virus as it’s affecting China like anything

  8. simi sp

    I seriously had so many questions on my mind ur post healped me all my doubts are cleared ty for information.

  9. Bookmarking this blog as Corona is spreading almost everywhere and it is important for us to know the epidemic comprehensively.

  10. Varsh

    Thanks Ujjwal for putting it all together. This would help create awareness about Corona virus and give pointers on what we can do to avoid it.

  11. An informative post summarized the symptoms and prevention. Much needed post in current situation.

  12. MeenalSonal

    Thanks Ujjwal for summing up all the details of Coronavirus for us, hope we find solution to this.

  13. romagptasinha

    Thank you so much for sharing all the details about the corona virus buddy, glad you chose to write in this

  14. Bushra

    Corona virus has become global health emergency in no time. This post clear many doubts about it

  15. Digdarshinee Rout

    This is one of the few blogs about the corona virus i read..thankyou for sharing everything aptly with precautions and conclusions.

  16. alpanadeo

    Hearing cases in news scares me. It is always better to have the information and acting proactive.

  17. PrettyMummaSays

    What times are we living in! We are endangered by not only naturally existing viruses but also the man-made ones. It’s scary. The infographics helped in better understanding. Thanks.

  18. Snigdha

    Thanks dear for putting out all information regarding coronavirus at one place . This will create awareness among people.

  19. TheMomSagas

    This is serious. Yesterday only I was reading about this virus. Your post is quite informative.

  20. Tina Basu

    Every time there is a new epidemic, it gives us sleepless nights and people lose lives. I hope something preventive can be taken out.

  21. Satya bajpai

    Thanks for this informative article dear Ujjwal 👍👍

  22. Amrit Kaur

    This is a useful and informative post about the virus. It would be helpful for many

  23. Heena Dhedhi

    I’ve been dreading the news since I first heard about it.. but as moms we need to be prepared for everything. Thanks for sharing this information.

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