COVID-19 Important Facts About Corona Virus
Published 2021-09-30 11:06       Aditi Sharma
Important Facts About Corona Virus

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, and it leads to illness with various symptoms and even death. In most cases, there is a lot of misleading information spreading around which creates confusion and panic. This makes us hard to believe in the actual truth, so we have gathered from various sources the facts about COVID-19. These will help in clearing out a lot of misleading details regarding this pandemic-causing virus.

Coronavirus or COVID-19:

Coronavirus is mostly affecting in respiratory organs which makes it more deadly compared to other viruses. The first report of COVID-19 was being identified in December 2019 in China. Scientists and doctors are trying to figure out permanent solutions for eliminating COVID-19 for good. The symptoms of coronavirus include shortness of breath (SOB), fever, and cough. Due to similar symptoms like the common cold, it was difficult to distinguish between them.

According to WHO (World Health Organisation), if fever occurs from 2 days to 14 days and having a temperature measuring around 38°C or 100.4°F then most likely the person is exposed to coronavirus. Few of the people also experienced mild symptoms which felt more like the common flu. A person with severe symptoms can be fatal in every case, which needs quick medical assistance.

People Being Exposed to COVID-19:

Initially, every person will get exposed to Coronavirus is by inhaling the virus-infected respiratory droplets flowing in the air. Respiratory droplets get released into the air once virus affected person sneezes, breathes, or coughs with an open mouth or nose. Those droplets cannot be seen by the naked eye. But they can infect anyone easily without their knowledge. Every infected droplet can expose to another person if they are within 6 feet of the infected person. Coronavirus can also be transferred if someone touches any surface which is being touched by an infected person. It is recommended to touch shopping carts, door handles, elevator buttons, etc. as little as we can. Try to avoid public accessed surfaces as little as possible to eliminate the chance of COVID-19 exposure. Viruses can also affect quickly if we touch the mouth, eyes, or nose with an infected hand.

Risk of COVID-19 Exposure:

Few conditions can be at greater risk for being exposed to COVID-19. We have listed the best possible conditions, which need to be avoided at any cost.

  • Getting in contact with someone who is already exposed or infected to COVID-19.
  • Getting in contact with persons who are returning from high COVID-19 exposed areas.
  • Person returning from an international trip will have a high chance of COVID-19 exposure.
  • Getting in contact with the person who is exposed to areas internationally with high positive cases.

It is confirmed by WHO and other health professionals that people with chronic health issues will have more risk of getting into a serious condition. Chronic health issues include diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, these persons need to be safer compared to others. According to various studies, people with age above 60 years have more severe and risk cases.