This is what Center for disease control (CDC) says about the Corona-virus

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This is what Center for disease control (CDC) says about the Corona-virus

Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from people being mildly sick, to people with severe illness and death.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms may appear within 2 to 14 days.

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Transmission

Coronavirus family is a large family of viruses that is common among animals such as camels, cattle, cats and bats. In rare occasions, animal coronaviruses can infect people and transmit between people in the same way as MERS and SARS viruses.

MERS and SARS spreading mainly happened through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. The spread of SARS and MERS generally occurred through close contacts. Coronavirus is believed to be spreading in the same way.

Prevention

Currently there’s no vaccine to prevent the disease. The best way to prevent is to avoid contact with the virus. However CDC recommends bellow actions to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Prevention

No specific, recommended treatment for corona-virus. People who are infected should receive supportive care till the symptoms are relieved. For severe cases the treatment should include support for vital organs which are affected.

What to do if you are infected?

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or
    emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and
    your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to
    avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Useful Links :

For updates on Coronavirus follow the bellow link in CDC web site.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Source : CDC official web site

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