What is Coronavirus and how to identify it and how to protect your kids?
A horror wave happened in the whole world after the appearance of a new version of coronavirus in China, that caused hundreds of victims so far. The virus spreads at full speed, so a state of emergency declared in China.
In this hustle there are facts and rumors about the virus. Let’s talk about everything in this article…
What is Coronavirus and the history of it?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
It is an infection that happens to the Respiratory system and the virus spreads in the body at high speed and causes death. People say that it is a new disease, but the fact is it is an old disease that infected for the first time in 1937 a group of birds. The virus infected people for the first time in 1960 and it has mutated to SARS in 2003 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 2012 in Saudi Arabia.
The beginning of Coronavirus outbreak in China
On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) China office heard the first reports of a previously-unknown virus “Coronavirus” in a seafood market in Wuhan. Since then, the virus has infected many people inside China, and just 1 person outside China in Philippines.
The danger in Coronavirus is that it belongs to (RNA) viruses, which means that the virus mutates to a new version after entering the DNA.
Saudi Arabia is free of Coronavirus
The Saudi Ministry of Health announced that it has not registered any confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Kingdom so far.
“The highest precautionary and preventive measures are being implemented in the ports to prevent the virus from reaching the Kingdom,” said ministry in a statement on its official Twitter account.
The ministry called on citizens and travelers to share their info with their medical service provider.
- Shortness of breath
How to act if anyone of my family faced these symptoms?
- Isolation of patient.
- Visit the doctor ASAP.
- Eat foods that boost the immune system
- Stay in bed.
How the infection spreads?
- Touching the infected person.
- Touching anything that the infected person holds it such as “keys, money, doors…etc.
- Carpets as it keeps the virus for 7 weeks.
How to protect myself and my kids from getting infected with Coronavirus
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds.
- Wear the gloves frequently.
- Wear masks.
- Avoid the crowded places.
- Avoid handshakes and hugs.
- Open house’s windows.
- Use gloves before touching the doors.
- Use your personal tableware.
- Avoid surgeries and eat food that boost the immune system.
Although there is a horror wave across the world, you can keep yourself safe by following the mentioned instructions. We wish you all a good health free of diseases.