According to the World Health Organization, a chronic lung disease that originated in China has now spread to 38 countries. So far in China, coronavirus has infected more than 78,000 people and killed 2700.
The virus has spread to Pakistan and its neighbors. Although only two cases have been confirmed in Pakistan, screening has been extended to international airports besides borders with Iran and Afghanistan.
What are the coronavirus symptoms?
It apparently starts with a fever followed by a dry cough.
After a week there is difficulty breathing. Some patients have to go to hospital.
It should be noted that the symptoms of nasal congestion and sneezing are very rare in this infection
How Deadly Is the CoronaVirus?
World Health Organization WHO says after reviewing data from 44,000 patients infected with the virus
81% of people had mild symptoms
Severe symptoms appeared in 14%
Five percent of people became seriously ill
The mortality rate for this disease, named Cod 19, was one to two percent, but the numbers cannot be trusted.
Thousands of people are still undergoing treatment and some may die so mortality may increase. But it is also unclear how many cases of mild symptoms are not reported, in which case the mortality may be even lower.
One billion people suffer from influenza every year, and between 200,000 to 600,000 people are killed. The severity of the flu changes every year.
Is CoronaVirus Curable?
It is currently being treated in basic ways, keeping the patient’s body active, assisting with breathing, as long as his immune system is able to fight the virus.
However, vaccine preparations are under way and it is expected that by the end of this year, the drug will be tested on humans.
The hospitals have begun to use pre-existing drugs against the virus to see if they have any effect.
How fast is it spreading?
Thousands of new cases are being reported every day. However, analysts say that in fact it may be spreading far beyond that, at least 10 times as much as is reported in official statistics.
It has spread to South Korea, Italy, Iran so far, after which it is feared that it will become a global epidemic. Any infection is called a global epidemic when it spreads to different parts of the world.
How did it all start?
The virus itself is not ‘new’. It’s just new to humans. It has come from one creature to another.
Many early cases were linked to a market in Wuhan in China where animal meat was found.
In China, many people are very close to animals that can transmit the virus. And densely populated cities mean that these diseases can spread easily.
The disease, called cirrhosis, also started with the Corona virus. It started with bats and ended up being humans through Sweat Cat.
The SARS epidemic killed 774 people in China in 2002, and more than eight thousand were affected.
This is the seventh variant of the recent virus Corona virus and no changes have been seen so far. But when the situation is resolved, scientists will take a closer look at it.