11 Interesting facts about Coronavirus COVID-19

Facts about Novel Coronavirus. 

 Yet another epidemic is increasingly terrifying the whole world. Different places report cases upon cases of the disease. Still, it is important to stay alert and avoid further panic and terror. One thing that you could do is learn these facts about Coronavirus and apply precautionary measures as recommended.

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01. The Coronavirus (CoV) is a large virus family with 7 known types.
Coronavirus got its name from the Latin word corona which means ‘crown’ or ‘halo.
Under a microscope, coronaviruses appear with crown shapes.

02. As a zoonotic virus, CoV can be transmitted among animals and people.

03. Coronavirus infections are rampant in the fall or winter seasons.

04. The most prominent symptoms of coronaviruses are respiratory symptoms.

Alongside it is breathing difficulties, cough, fever, and shortness of breath. However, severe cases could eventually lead to pneumonia, kidney failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and worst, death.

05. The Coronaviruses are Sensitive to Heat.

Ultraviolet light, non-ionic detergents, liquid solvents, and oxidizing agents also affect the virions adversely. Moreover, higher temperatures or increased levels of relative humidity also decrease viability.

06. From the 1960s, the identification of CoV is under human pathogens.

07. Attack on human body, 

Coronaviruses in humans affect upper respiratory cells and gastrointestinal tract cells.
Around ⅓ of common cold cases traces its causes to coronaviruses.

08. Agricultural records, 
showed that some CoVs also infected birds, cats, cattle, dogs, pigs, and rodents.

09. Other Coronaviruses,

As per investigations, civet cats appeared to have transmitted SARS-CoV to humans.

Dromedary camels were the culprits of MERS-CoV transmission to humans.

10. Usually, General Symptoms surface 2-14 days post-exposure.

11. 7 types of Coronaviruses, 

4 out of the 7 CoV types cause respiratory infection.
2 out of the 7 CoV types can cause severe respiratory infections.
The discovery of the 7th type was not until 2019.

The best way to prevent the spread of infections is to:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially with unwashed hands;
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • cough and sneeze into your sleeve or use tissue paper and not your hands; and
  • stay home if you are sick, to avoid spreading illness to others.
There are many more facts about Coronavirus. 

The above written article is based on my research on internet and other sources. 

That's all in this article. 

Thank you.. 

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