With the deadly coronavirus spreading so rapidly global health agencies are taking steps to fight back. The WHO declared the coronavirus an international public health emergency. At least 361 people have been died because of the infected virus, while around 17000 are infected. And the increasing number of death tolls has raised global concerns on how to prevent this.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, is a deadly family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold, fever to more severe diseases such as respiratory illness, SARS and MERS. These viruses were originally transmitted between animals and people. For instance, SARS was believed to have been transmitted from a type of cats to humans while MERS transmitted from a type of camels to humans. Though various known coronavirus are transmitting in animals that have not yet infected humans.
A novel coronavirus, identified by Chinese authorities on January 7 and named 2019-nCoV, is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans.
It is no wonder how likely you or your loved one will become ill. You might start taking precautions how to prevent this. Also, you must take care about where you read the latest information on a rapidly changing situation.
Why you should care about rapidly spreading new virus?
The International concern regarding this new virus is well-deserved. As of February 2, there have been
Is this a global public health emergency?
The numbers are likely to increase in the meantime, because each infected person could potentially spread the infection to their near and dear ones. It’s also possible that an infected person can spread the infection before they become aware of it: though this has not been proven for the time being.
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