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The Corona Virus: Origin, Syptoms & Prevention

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What Is The Corona Virus?

According to the world health organization, Corona-virus (coV) are various kinds of virus that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as; middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS-coV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-coV). And also novel corona-virus which has not yet been identified in humans. Corona-virus are zoonotic by nature, which means they are transmitted between animals and people

Since the first discovery of Corona-virus in Wuhan china, on the 31st of December 2019. The virus has killed more than 2800 people and has infected 83,000 worldwide.

Corona Virus In Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.  

The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020. He was confirmed by the Virology Laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, part of the Laboratory Network of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms, and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.   

The Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Health has been strengthening measures to ensure an outbreak in Nigeria is controlled and contained quickly. The multi-sectorial Coronavirus Preparedness Group led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has immediately activated its national Emergency Operations Centre and will work closely with Lagos State Health authorities to respond to this case and implement firm control measures.

How COVID-19  Spreads

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes .

What are the symptoms of The COVID-19?

Signs and symptoms of Corona-virus may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and can include:

  • sneezing
  • runny nose
  • fatigue
  • cough
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • exacerbated asthma

Preventing and Treating COVID-19

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Call your doctor if you…

Develop any of the above symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19

OR

Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

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