2019 Coronavirus Symptoms
are described as viruses surrounded by a, "corona", that is, having
spikes on their surface, like how the Sun (corona) is represented in
infections confirmed as 2019-nCoV, reported illnesses have ranged from
people with few to no symptoms to people becoming severely ill and even
dying. Symptoms may include:-
of 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
epicentre of this 2019 Novel Coronavirus is Wuhan in China.
of other Coronaviruses
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:-
general feeling of being sick
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.
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.
Not much is known about how 2019-nCoV, a new coronavirus,
spreads. Current knowledge is based on what is known about similar
coronaviruses, largely. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses
that are common in many different species of animals, including bats,
camels, cattle and cats. Occasionally, animal coronaviruses can infect
people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS and now
Often, these viruses spread from person to person, among close contacts
(about 6 feet). Person to person spread is thought to happen mainly via
respiratory droplets discharged when an infected person coughs or
sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens
spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who
are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs, either directly or
through their hands. A person can get 2019-nCoV by touching an infected
person and then touching their own mouth, nose or in some cases, their
As with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most
contagious when they are most symptomatic (having many symptoms).
However, with 2019-nCoV, there have been reports of the virus spreading
from an infected patient with no symptoms to a close contact.
It is important to note that the ease with which a virus spreads from
person to person may vary. Some viruses like measles are highly
contagious while other viruses are not. There is more to learn about
the transmissibility, severity and other features associated with
2019-nCoV and investigations are still going on. This information will
further improve the risk assessment
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.
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!
firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions/ treatment.