About Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.

In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.

Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19)

To date, there is no treatment for Covid-19 disease caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus. But several teams of scientists are working around the world to find an effective treatment, as well as a vaccine. In the meantime, the treatment relies solely on symptom relief. For the time being, prevention remains the best way to stop the spread of the virus.

  • High Fever – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature). It is a common sign and also may appear in 2-10 days if you affected.
  • Continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
  • Difficulty breathing – Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.

People may experience:

  • cough
  • fever
  • tiredness
  • difficulty breathing (severe cases)

To date, there is no treatment for Covid-19 disease caused by the Sars-Cov-2 virus. But several teams of scientists are working around the world to find an effective treatment, as well as a vaccine. In the meantime, the treatment relies solely on symptom relief. For the time being, prevention remains the best way to stop the spread of the virus.

Source: World Health Organization