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Novel 2019 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Symptoms

Coronaviruses are described as viruses surrounded by a, "corona", that is, having spikes on their surface, like how the Sun (corona) is represented in drawings.

For infections confirmed as Covid-2019, reported illnesses have ranged from people with few to no symptoms to people becoming severely ill and even dying. Symptoms may comprise:-

  • * Fever
  • * Cough
  • * Breathlessness
Symptoms of Covid-19/2019-nCoV may appear in just 2 days or may take as long as 14 days after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses - the viruses causing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
The epicentre of this 2019 Novel Coronavirus is Wuhan in China.

Symptoms of other Coronaviruses

Common human coronaviruses

Common human coronaviruses, including OC43, NL63, 229E and HKU1 types, generally cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses like the common cold. Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives. These illnesses usually last for a short period only. Symptoms may include:-

  • * a running nose
  • * headache
  • * sore throat
  • * cough
  • * fever
  • * a general feeling of being sick

Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses like pneumonia or bronchitis. This is more common in people with cardio-pulmonary diseases, people with weakened immune systems, infants and old people.

Other Human Coronaviruses

Two other human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV - Severe acute respiratory syndrome which occured first in 2003 - have been known to cause severe symptoms frequently. The symptoms of MERS usually include cough, fever and breathlessness which may progress to pneumonia. About 3 or 4 out of every 10 patients who contracted MERS have died. MERS cases continue to occur in the Arabian Peninsula. SARS symptoms often included chills, fever and body aches which generally progressed to pneumonia. However, no cases of Human SARS have been reported anywhere in the world since 2004.


Your doctor or healthcare provider may order laboratory tests on respiratory specimens and serum (part of the blood) to detect human coronaviruses. Laboratory testing is more likely to be used if you have a severe disease or are suspected of having 2019-nCoV.


COVID-19 seems to spread from one person to another by direct, indirect (through contaminated objects or surfaces) or close contact with infected people through saliva, nasal secretions, respiratory secretions or secretion droplets. These are discharged from the mouth or nose when an infected person sneezes, coughs, speaks or sings. Those who are in close contact (within 2 metres) of an infected person can catch COVID-19 when those infectious droplets get into their nose, mouth or eyes.
To avoid contact with these droplets, it is of foremost importance to stay at least 2 metres away from other people, wash or sanitise hands frequently and cover the mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. When social distancing (standing 2 metres or more away from others) is impossible, wearing a fabric mask is an important measure to protect both yourself and others. Washing or sanitising hands often is also important.

Prevention and treatment

Everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses include:-

* Washing all parts of your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing.
* If soap and water are unavailable, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be used. Wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty, always.
* Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands.
* Avoid close contact with sick people.
* Stay home when sick.
* Cover your mouth and nose when cougingh or sneezing with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in a dustbin that nobody is likely to fiddle with, especially children.
* Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched frequently using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Homeopathic Treatment
While conventional treatments do not have a cure, Homeopathy can heal even the infected patient, whether that person is still symptomless or has many symptoms and signs. Only a Qualified, licensed, Board certified Homeopathic doctor should be consulted for the coronavirus for a tailor made prescription based on the symptoms and signs - no self medication will help!

Preventatives: There are preventative medicines for Covid-19 as well in Homeopathy!

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