The new coronavirus: here is the most important information


 The new coronavirus: here is the most important information

There is a lot of information that is spreading very quickly about the Coronavirus and fears about it, but what is the truth about this virus? Here is the most important information.

The Coronavirus in its new form continues to spread in most countries of the world after it began spreading in China, specifically, which has formed and constitutes great fears among people. Learn with us the most important information related to the emerging coronavirus.

Where did the virus start?

Coronavirus is a type of virus that infects the respiratory system.

The first outbreak of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was recorded in Wuhan, China.

After some investigations and examinations, it was found that a large number of infected people were in the fish and animal market previously, which indicates a relationship between animals and infection with the new corona disease.

 In addition, the virus is transmitted from an infected person to a healthy person as well, which has greatly accelerated the spread of the virus in China.

It should be noted that there are other strains of coronavirus, including the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which has been controlled and dealt with in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular.

Symptoms of the new coronavirus

Infection with the new corona disease would be associated with several different symptoms, the most important of which are:

  • high body temperature
  • cough
  • Shortness of breath.

These symptoms may range from mild to severe.

In turn, the US Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) indicates that symptoms of the new coronavirus may appear approximately two or 14 days after exposure to the virus.

How does the coronavirus spread?

As we mentioned, there are several types of coronaviruses, and they are found in different types of animals, such as camels, cats, and others.

In this new spread of the Coronavirus in China, it is believed that it started from the fish and animal market, as we mentioned, to then spread from the infected to the healthy.

In general, the previous SARS virus was spread between people through coughing and sneezing, just like the flu, but it is not yet known how easily this virus spreads between people. In light of the current numbers, it has been confirmed that it is rapidly spreading.

There is a need to study the new coronavirus to know a lot of information about it, both how it spreads among people, the severity of the disease, and methods of treatment.

Coronavirus prevention

So far, there are no specific ways to prevent the new coronavirus, so the best way is to try to avoid it completely.

On the other hand, the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following ways to prevent pneumonia, which include:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose if you are unable to wash your hands
  • Achieving the principle of social distancing, which would reduce the chances of infection with the virus
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available, and make sure that the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you feel sick, it is better to stay at home.

The new corona treatment

There is still no specific way to help treat infection with the new coronavirus.

Existing treatments help relieve symptoms associated with the disease.

If you think you have been exposed to the Coronavirus, you must call your doctor or emergency room and follow the instructions you receive from them.