According to the World Health Organization, The coronavirus family causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as extreme acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
They circulate in livestock, and some of them can be passed from animals to humans. Several coronaviruses have been discovered in animals that have not yet infected humans. COVID-19 is the name of the latest coronavirus, which is the seventh known to affect humans.
Fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing are all common symptoms of infection. It can lead to pneumonia, multiple organ failure, and death in severe cases. COVID-19 is thought to take between one and fourteen days to incubate. Since it is infectious before signs arise, it infects a large number of people. Infected patients may also be asymptomatic, which means they don’t show any symptoms of the infection is present in their bodies.
On December 31, China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of cases of unusual pneumonia in Wuhan. COVID-19 is believed to have started in a seafood market where illegally traded wildlife. Chinese researchers said on February 7 that the virus may have spread from an infected animal to humans through illegally trafficked pangolins, which are prized in Asia for food and medicine. Bats or snakes have been suggested as potential origins by scientists.
On March 11, the WHO declared the virus a pandemic, saying it was “deeply alarmed” by the outbreak’s “alarming levels of spread and intensity.” Basic hygiene, such as handwashing with soap and water on a regular basis and covering your mouth with your forearm while sneezing or coughing, is recommended by the WHO. Keep at least one meter (three feet) between yourself and others, particularly if they are coughing or sneezing, and avoid touching your face, eyes, or mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid unwanted, unprotected contact with animals, and wash your hands thoroughly afterward