China has been plagued by the new corona virus. Incidences of this infection have been reported in other countries in the world. Many are wondering what this new corona virus is all about. In this article, we share quick facts about the new corona virus.
What is it?
Corona is a large group of viruses, which can infect both humans and animals with cold related diseases. The intensity of the infection ranges from common cold to acute respiratory syndrome.
However, the new strain of corona virus, which causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), is a novel virus to humans. So far, the information related to the disease, its signs, modes of transmission and even the sources of infection is very limited.
Is there a treatment for the new corona virus?
There is no treatment until now. Supportive medical care is provided to help relieve the acuteness of the symptoms and control complications.
Is there a vaccine for the new corona virus?
So far, there is no vaccine.
Signs and symptoms of the new corona virus infection
- Shortness of breath
- In severe cases, the patient may die due to complications such as renal failure and severe pneumonia.
This corona virus transmits like other corona viruses and Flu. It transmits through;
- Direct contact with infected patients
- Droplets during the patient’s coughing or sneezing
- Contact with patient’s tools then directly touching the nose, mouth or eyes.