The coronavirus is a respiratory infection that has been in the news lately. The virus was first detected in 2012 and has since spread to more than 20 countries. If you have seen recent headlines about this emerging disease, then you may be wondering what it is all about and how much of a threat it poses. This article will help answer some of those questions and give you information on how to stay healthy!
What is a coronavirus? The coronavirus is one of the viruses that cause respiratory infections. It causes mild illness in most people, but can lead to more serious disease in some cases. Most common symptoms are fever and severe cough with or without chest pain and/or shortness of breath.
Is it contagious? Yes! The virus spreads through contact with droplets from infected individuals’ sneezing or coughing, touching contaminated surfaces, or consuming uncooked food prepared by an infectious person; so we all need to be mindful about how this could happen around others who may not know they are sick yet (especially children).
Did you say “uncooked” foods?? Yes I did! Eating raw eggs, raw or undercooked meat, and shellfish can make you sick.
What are the most common causes of coronavirus? You may become infected by touching something with droplets from a sneeze or cough that contains coronavirus. It is also found in saliva following close contact with an infectious person’s mouth, nose, or throat (like if they were coughing).
What does this mean for me?? It means that we all need to be mindful about how often/how exposed others could potentially be to an infection while not themselves being aware of their illness yet especially children so everyone needs to take care around them! This includes practicing good handwashing procedures when handling food and avoiding any shared utensils.
It means that we all need to be mindful about how often/how exposed others could potentially be to an infection while not themselves being aware of their illness yet especially children so everyone needs to take care around them! This includes practicing good handwashing procedures when handling food and avoiding any shared utensils.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches (myalgia), conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and diarrhea. Symptoms may last from two days up to one week. The most severe symptom is a pneumonia with shortness of breath or trouble breathing because it can make your lungs fail. Your doctor will diagnose coronavirus by testing nasal samples or throat swabs.
What causes coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause gastroenteritis or enteric fever, and may also include the common cold virus (rhinovirus). They’re found in animals as well as humans. It’s not easy to know how you get coronavirus because it spreads through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes on food, water or surfaces nearby. The most recent outbreaks have been linked to contact with cats but people could be getting them from other sources too like touching someone who has recently touched raw meat and then touching their mouth without washing hands first for example so this is something we need to take care about!