Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV)
According to WHO, On 31 December 2019, WHO was cautioned to a few instances of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. The infection didn’t coordinate some other known infection. This raised concern since when an infection is new, we don’t have the foggiest idea of how it affects individuals.
One week later, on 7 January, Chinese specialists affirmed that they had distinguished another infection. The new infection is a coronavirus, which is a group of infections that incorporate the common cold, and viruses such as, SARS and MERS. This new infection was briefly named “2019-nCoV.”
WHO has been working with Chinese specialists and worldwide specialists from the day we were informed, to study the infection, how it influences the individuals who are debilitated with it, how they can be dealt with, and what nations can do to react.
Since this is a coronavirus, which for the most part causes respiratory sickness, WHO has prompted individuals on the best way to shield themselves and people around them from getting the illness.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. Coronaviruses are the largest RNA viruses. “Corona” refers to the prominent halo or club-shaped in the envelope. In people, coronaviruses can cause illnesses ranging in severity from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome caused by (SARS CoV). This second coronavirus strain is known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV). New China strains SARS-like virus is termed as 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
- Breathing difficulties
- Most patients have had pneumonia
- In some cases: Diarrhea
- In Advanced Cases: Respiratory failure
- Symptoms may last about a week with considerable variation between patients
Incubation Period: 3 – 6 Days
Antigen and Nucleic Acid detection
Coronavirus antigens in cells in respiratory secretions may be detected using the ELISA test if a high-quality antiserum is available
Enteric coronaviruses can be detected by examination of stool samples by Electron microscopy
Coronaviruses RNA was detectable in plasma by PCR, with viremia most readily detectable between days 4 and 8 of infection
- Mingling with affected people
- Droplets from coughs or sneezes
- Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth
Is there a vaccine for coronavirus?
No, there is no vaccine available now
What is the treatment for coronavirus?
There is no definite treatment for coronavirus infection but can reduce the acute illness symptoms and complications with early treatment. The treatment focused on supportive therapy and should be based on a patient’s clinical condition.