Everything You Need To Know About Coronavirus

All You Need To Know About Corona Virus


Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that causes diseases in mammals, including humans, and animals. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections which are typically mild but might rarely be lethal. in cows and pigs, they may cause diarrhea, while in chickens it can cause upper respiratory diseases. Wikipedia

Coronavirus types
Crown viruses are named for crown-like mutations on their surface. There are four main subsets of crown viruses, known as alpha, beta, gamma, and delta.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. The seven viruses that can infect people are:

Coronaviruses are common
229E (Corona alphavirus)
NL63 (Corona Alpha Virus)
OC43 (beta coronavirus)
HKU1 (beta coronavirus)

Other coronaviruses
MERS-CoV (beta-coronavirus that causes respiratory syndrome in the Middle East, or MERS)
SARS-CoV (the mitral beta virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS)
2019 Novon Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
People around the world usually catch HIV-229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1.

Sometimes, coronaviruses that infect animals, sick people and develop new human coronaviruses can develop. Three recent examples are 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV.

can coronavirus in dogs spread to humans
 While most people are focused on who was infected and where the patient is being treated right now, others are asking whether pets can be infected and become carriers. Chinese health authorities stated they traced the origins of the deadly virus outbreak back to the city of Wuhan, particularly in one of its seafood markets. This is where many of the infections were found.

Officials believe that the virus was present in meat sold at the said market. This allowed it to cross the barrier and spread to humans. Animals can be infected by coronaviruses. In fact, many of the human viruses first appeared in other species.

On Friday, the Chinese National Health Committee announced that the number of deaths due to the new coronavirus in China reached 25, with the number of confirmed cases increasing to 830.

It also showed that the authorities are also examining 1072 cases, which are suspected to be part of the epidemic that occurred in the Chinese city of Wuhan.


Also, China expanded its unprecedented massive closings, to include about 25 million people, on Friday, to try to contain the deadly virus. At least eight cities, Wuhan, Iso, Huanggang, Chibi, Qianjiang, Jinjiang, Jingmen, and Qiantao, were all closed in central Hubei Province, where the disease was concentrated.


Wuhan, which has the majority of cases, also announced that it would build a private hospital with a capacity of about 1000 beds similar to the facility built by Beijing during the SARS epidemic. The hospital will be built on an area of ​​25,000 square meters and will be completed on February 3, according to the municipal authorities.

Besides, Chinese authorities have closed off part of the Great Wall of China to prevent the spread of the virus. It also stopped public transportation in ten cities, closed temples and rushed to build a new hospital to treat the injured

An international emergency

The World Health Organization has announced that it is "too early" to consider the emerging coronavirus that has emerged in China and has begun to spread to the world as a "public health emergency on an international scale."

"One of you is not wrong, it is an emergency in China, but it is not yet a global health emergency. It may become so," said WHO Director-General Tadros Adhanum Gebresus, at a press conference in Geneva. He added that, as of today, there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission outside China.


"We know that there is a human-to-human transmission in China, but it appears that so far it is only restricted to family groups and health care workers caring for infected patients. There is no evidence of human-to-human transmission outside of China, but as such," he said. This does not mean that this will not happen. "


Quarantine on Wuhan
China has taken extreme measures to combat the emerging coronavirus, which has begun to circulate in the world, as it initially imposed a quarantine only on Wuhan, the source of the epidemic, as well as two neighboring cities, as of Thursday.

The disease, which is a strain of the SARS virus (ARI), has reached several Asian countries and even the United States, where some infections have been recorded.


It is mentioned that the epidemic is a new type of coronavirus, a strain that includes a large number of viruses that may lead to diseases such as the common cold, but also to other more serious diseases such as SARS.


It is also noteworthy that the WHO does not declare a global emergency except in rare epidemiological situations that require a firm international response, such as the swine flu "H1N1" in 2009, the "Zika" virus in 2016, and Ebola, which swept a part of West Africa between 2014 and 2016 and the Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo 2018.

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