Let’s start off with the term Coronavirus, There are many different types of coronaviruses, in fact, a common cold that you and I get can be caused by a coronavirus. But what is currently happening in Wuhan is referred to as a novel coronavirus. It’s not the one that causes the normal cold.
It is referred to as a novel coronavirus because it’s spread from an animal carrier to a human being. The coronavirus is alleged to have come from a bat or snake. According to WHO the coronavirus outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019.
Where is Wuhan?
Wuhan is the capital of the Hubei state in central China. Wuhan has a population of about 11.8 million people which is bigger than the entire population of London in the United Kingdom.
According to Doctor Mike, A popular Accredited Doctor on Youtube, The coronavirus has way too much hype and miss-information surrounding the virus.
How Can You Get the CoronaVirus?
You can only get the coronavirus if you are in direct close proximity with the animals carrying the virus. (snakes, bats..etc) or come in close contact with a human carrying the virus.
First, you have the animal infected with this coronavirus, it mutates, then enters a human cell, starts replicating within a human body thereby infecting the individual causing them to have symptoms.
The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are Fever, Cough, and Shortness of breath. Just like the common cold or flew this virus spreads in the same way through surface particles, airborne particles or even close contact with other humans who carry the virus.
All the Information provided here is from the CDC, WHO(World Health Organization) and Accredited Sources only. Please be careful and advised not all information you see online about the virus is entirely true.
According to Doctor Mike, He says we should be ” Alert, But not Anxious” He also stated the Novel or Wuhan coronavirus is really a treat but not yet a crisis in any means.
As stated by WHO (World Health Organization), No confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus had been yet reported in Africa at the time this post was originally published (Feb 03, 2020). The Virus has reportedly spread to over 30 countries.
The coronavirus is now in Africa and as of today April 2nd, 2020, the COVID-19 is not only a treat to the entire human race and also a crisis. Countries are on lockdown all around the world and the people are frightened. No one knows how long this pandemic is going to last, Major Events and Concerts Supposed to be held this year have all been postponed.
China currently seems to have an increasing number of recovered patients whiles The united states is currently taking the lead with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19.
People believe the Coronavirus isn’t from bush animals as they say but from 5G. Others believe this virus was man-made and it’s being used as a weapon to reduce humanity by first targeting the United States.
Countries Infected With the Virus
The coronavirus has at least 5 confirmed cases in the mentioned countries below:
- United Kingdom
- United States of Ameria
- United Arab Emirates
- Sri Lanka
- Republic of Korea
As of February 03, 2020, The number of countries with confirmed cases is 25 (25 countries in total so far), The number of confirmed cases in these countries are a total of 17,386. The global reported deaths are 362 and Recoveries worldwide so far are 484, according to pharmaceutical-technology.com
You may be wondering to yourself if this is a dangerous virus, Well the answer is Yes. Getting the virus could become severe in about 20% of cases leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome or pneumonia leading to mechanical ventilation or even death in some circumstances according to Doctor Mike.
There is still a lot of information we don’t know about this novel coronavirus, like how long it takes to spread..etc. The Chinese Billionaire and Founder Of Alibaba Group have offered $14million to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus. Malaysia has also offered to donate 18 million pieces of medical gloves to china to help fight against the novel coronavirus.
Large Companies in Europe and the U.S including, Microsoft, L’Oreal, Dell and Cargill have donated over $1.3 million to the red cross in Wuhan, China to help fight the Virus.
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