More than 75,000 cases have been confirmed since the outbreak started, and the death toll has exceeded 2,000.
The vast majority of cases are in China, but the virus has spread to 28 other countries.
At the moment, Coronavirus is the name of a terror all over the world. This virus originated in Wuhan, China’s Hubei province.
From there, the virus is spreading very fast. In China, 170 people died & 8,000 people affected by this virus.
Now, we are going to describe everything about Coronavirus.
What is this Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is an infected virus species of the family Coronavirina subgroup. Usually, they are infected with small mammals or birds.
But they can be easily transmitted from animals to humans. They attack human respiration.
Family members of the virus are responsible for serious illnesses. Such as a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), beginning with a common cold.
Over the past few years, they have been playing a significant role in the outbreak of infectious disease.
In China, two studies have found that Coronavirus is probably spread by bats or snakes. Although it was not officially announced.
The genome of Coronavirus is made up of its RNA. Its genome size is usually between 25 and 32 kilobases, which is the largest of such RNA viruses.
The word Coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, which means crown.
The surface of the virus is rich in protein, which forms its body by viral spike papilloma. This protein destroys the tissues infected.
Coronaviruses of all species typically show four types of proteins called spike (S), envelope (E), membrane (M) and nucleocapsid (N).
Taxonomy of Coronavirus:
- Group: 4th group ((+) ssRNA).
- Category: Nidovirus.
- Family: Coronavirida.
- Suburban: Coronavirina.
- Mass: Alphacronavirus, Betaconavirus, Deltacronavirus.
- Ideal Species: Coronavirus.
Coronavirus was first discovered in 1960. It is first seen in chicken as an infectious bronchitis virus.
Later, two types of the virus were found in patients suffering from a common cold.
The virus detected in humans is named as ‘human coronavirus 221E’ and ‘human coronavirus OC1’.
Then, several other species of infection have been found during the split, most notably:
- ‘SARS-COV’ in 2003.
- ‘HCOV NL63’ in 2004.
- ‘HQ1’ in 2005.
- ‘MRS-CV’ in 2012.
- ‘Novel coronavirus’ in China in 2020.
Most of these viruses cause acute respiratory infections. On December 31, 2019, a species of Coronavirus was infected in Wuhan, China.
The World Health Organization named the virus ‘2019-NCOV’.
When did the Coronavirus spread?
The virus is believed to have been spread since December 25, 2019. Coronavirus spread from the seafood and meat market in Wuhan city.
The authorities were then forced to close the market.
The city’s health commission said the virus was spread between December 12 and 26 through some patients working in the market.
In this market, live crocodiles, salamanders, snakes, shizaru, peacocks, rats, camels, and many more were sold.
Now spreading throughout China, countries around Asia are infecting. Even though a tourist, the virus has spread to the United States.
Coronavirus is very common in animals. The virus exists in the body of pigs, livestock and wild birds, bats, dogs, cats, camels. For some reason, Coronavirus spreads quickly among us.
At first, the virus is dormant in the body and subsequently spreads throughout the body.
However, health workers are most at risk because the coroner virus can also be infected in their body through their breathing during the testing of the affected person.
How Coronavirus spreads:
The virus comes in contact with the air from the victim’s cough and spreads. Also, it can spread from touching the affected person.
The virus is even infected with urine.
Symptoms of Coronavirus:
Some of the symptoms of this illness coincide with common cold fever. For example, fever, cough, difficulty breathing.
However, continually sneezing is not a symptom of Coronavirus.
How far has it spread?
Although the prevalence of the Coronavirus is high in China, the outbreak has spread to the United States, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Macao, Japan, and the Philippines.
So far, in the UK, seven people have been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
Did it spread?
The outbreak began in mid-December, but the virus is currently pandemic.
In China, 170 people died & more than 8000 people affected by this virus. Also, five people have died in Hong Kong and 5 in Taiwan.
The virus has been reported in European countries since January 25. Six people have been reported in the United States and 1 in Canada.
Five people in Singapore and five in Nepal, three in Thailand, and five in Cambodia.
On Monday, the first case was confirmed by Srilanka. Also, five people have been identified in Australia, 1 in France, and 3 in Cambodia.
But, the whole world gets surprised by thinking that why the World Health Organization (WHO) didn’t declare that Coronavirus as a “global health crisis.”
But now they are saying that action should be taken as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will not be possible to prevent the outbreak.
Has this vaccine been made possible?
No, and some pharmacists have warned that it may take years for the vaccine to develop.
Researchers in the United States and China have already begun working on their medicine.
The situation in China now:
Lunar New Year is one of China’s major festivals. All festivals throughout China have been canceled.
1000 bedded hospital is being built in Uhana to cure the disease only.
The construction of the hospital will be completed by February 3.
However, some doctors and nurses have been reported infected by Coronavirus while treating the disease.
Hong Kong’s marathon has been canceled. The whole city has been quarantined.
France and the United States have already arranged individual chartered planes to bring back their citizens from Hubei Province. Special security arrangements have been issued at various airports in different countries.
Hubei Province has a total of 15 cities & 57 million people. Alert has been issued throughout the province.
The train/bus shop, the market in the city of Wuhan, has been closed.
What to do to prevent Coronavirus:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap.
- Keep your nose and mouth well covered.
Maintain as much distance from the sick as possible.
Do not use their utensils, and do not touch them. This will keep both the patient and you safe. Keep the house clean.
Prevent yourself from eating seafood because the virus spreads from seafood.