Coronavirus a ‘Global Emergency’

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as SARS and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). These viruses were originally transmitted between animals and people. The name coronavirus comes from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo.

Where did the virus originate?

The new coronavirus is thought to have originated in a seafood market, where wildlife was also sold illegally. The WHO also says an animal source appears most likely to be the primary source of the outbreak.

According to our research team, On February 2, officials said the virus had a 96 percent concordance with an already-known bat-borne coronavirus. Snakes have been suspected as a potential source for the outbreak. Public health experts believe the virus originated at a fish market in a particular region, where close contact between humans and live animals in a small space made it easy for the virus to jump species.

SARS was first recognized as a distinct strain of coronavirus in 2003.

Is it the time to review our dietary habits?

It may be possible that this virus may be spreading because of eating bats and seafood.

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses known for containing strains that cause potentially deadly diseases in mammals and birds. In humans they’re typically spread via airborne droplets of fluid produced by infected individuals. We probably wouldn’t be suffering from this virus if we weren’t breeding animals on a massive scale and eating them. According to the studies, more than 75% of emerging diseases originate in animals.

Eating raw food may also cause coronavirus. Raw meat can make people ill if the meat is contaminated with bacteria.

Symptoms of Coronavirus:

Illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying, some symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Is the Virus Likely to Mutate?

This is a class of virus that is known to mutate easily. Prior mutations led to the 2002-2003 SARS outbreaks. The pathogen could mutate so it can spread more efficiently, or become more likely to cause disease in young people. Currently, the virus has caused severe illness, and death, mainly in older people, particularly those with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Some Myths & Facts regarding Coronavirus:

Myths

  • Corona is the most dangerous virus that exists.
  • I will die if I am diagnosed with Corona virus.

Facts

  • The common flu kills 60 times more people annually than Corona.
  • Only 2% of cases have reported deaths and most of these deaths were associated with weaker immune systems.

There is no cure for coronavirus, so treatments include taking care of yourself and to keep your throat moist, do not let your throat dry up.