WHO Declares Global Coronavirus Emergency
The United States told its citizens not to travel to China in the first major reply to the World Health Organization’s announcement of a global emergency over the growing coronavirus. As Chinese authorities recorded the latest numbers of the death toll on Monday to be 310 and nearly 10,000 infections spread. Another 102,000 people were under medical investigation in China with likely to have symptoms of the respiratory ailment. The pathogen is thought to have emerged in a Wuhan market that was crowded and was wild due the Lunar New Year holiday season. During these time hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home or abroad for celebration.
Let’s know exactly what is a coronavirus?
Let’s keep it simple and straight so that you guys shall not be misled and thoron with any wrong information. A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that creates an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are not critical. But some types of coronaviruses are dangerous, though. About 858 people have died from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which first developed in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and then in other countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In April 2014 (according to WHO report) the first American was hospitalized for MERS in Indiana and another case was recorded in Florida. Both had just returned from Saudi Arabia. In May 2015, there was an outpouring of MERS in Korea, which was the biggest outbreak outside of the Arabian Peninsula. In 2003, 774 people died from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) fury. As of 2015, there were no further reports of cases of SARS recorded.
But In early 2020, the world once again faced the epidemic like a virus following a December 2019 outbreak in China. Thus, the World Health Organization classified a new type, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Often a coronavirus causes upper respiratory infection symptoms like a stuffy nose, cough, and sore throat. But you can treat them with rest and over-the-counter medication. The coronavirus can also induce middle ear infections in children.
What to do then…
You can take lab tests, including nose and throat cultures and blood work, to find out whether your cold was produced by a coronavirus, but there’s no reason to worry okay. Yes the outbreak is deadly and it is causing deaths as well, but cured on time and detected can help save lives. The test results wouldn’t change later on how you treat your symptoms, which typically go away in a few days. But if a coronavirus infection spreads to the lower respiratory tract (your windpipe and your lungs), it can give pneumonia, particularly in older people, people with heart disease, or people with relapsed immune systems.
Tips to prevent – (on the advice grounds of WHO)
- Do the same things you do to avoid the common cold
- Wash your hands completely with soap and warm water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Keep your hands and fingers continuously away from your eyes, nose, and mouth, use tissue papers or soft cloth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are infected. It can spread, especially if you children in the house or around.
- Other than this treat a coronavirus infection the same way you treat a cold, like:
- Take full rest, please don’t to work or house chores, give your body fully rest.
- Drink fluids, lots of liquids are recommended in the form of juices, water etc.
- Take over-the-counter (SOS) medicine for a sore throat and fever. But don’t give aspirin to children or teens younger than 19; use ibuprofen or acetaminophen alternately.
- A humidifier or steamy shower (warm water) can also help ease a sore and scratchy throat.
Please be safe and healthy, do not respond or listen to hoax news or WhatsApp videos which are dangerous and spreading rumours. Please trust genuine information and prevention health tips from WHO or recognised doctors and health organisation.