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Coronavirus: COVID-19 Causes And Risk Factors

A coronavirus is that kind of virus which are found in animals and rarely it can be transmitted from animals to humans and then spread the infection through person to person.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). A new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated from the city of wuhan in China.


Cases of COVID-19 is continuously growing in number of countries such as China, Italy, USA, Spain, Germany etc. Public health groups, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are monitoring the latest situations and posting updates. WHO had declared coronavirus a global pandemic in March 2020.

If Anyone is having Doubt that they are going through COVID-19 symptoms or you have been exposed to someone who is infected by COVID-19, or you live in or have traveled from an area where COVID-19 virus has been exposed then they should immediately go to the doctor as soon as possible because this virus is dangerous and this coronavirus can take your life as determined by CDC and WHO.

Causes:

#:1 It's unclear exactly how contagious the new coronavirus is. It appears to spread from one person to another person among those with the close contact to the infected peoples. It can be spread by the respiratory droplets released when someone with the infected virus coughs or sneezes.
#:2 It may also be spread if a person touches a surface touched by the virus infected person and then touches his or her mouth, nose or eyes.

What Causes A Coronavirus Infection?:

Humans firstly got infected with this coronavirus from contact with animals. Then, it can spread from animals to humans. Health officials also do not know what animal caused COVID-19. The COVID-19 virus can be spread through contact with certain bodily fluids, such as droplets in a cough and sneezing.

Risk Factors For COVID-19:

#:1 Recently traveled from the infected countries or stayed in an area with ongoing community spread of COVID-19 as determined by CDC or WHO
#:2 Close contact with someone who has COVID-19 — such as when a family member or health care worker takes care of an infected person

Complications Can Include:

#1: Pneumonia in both the lungs
#2: Several Organs failure
#3: Death

Prevention:

Although there is no vaccine available to prevent this COVID-19 infection, you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection.

WHO And CDC Both Recommend Some Precautions For Avoiding COVID-19:


#1: Avoid large events and mass gatherings.
#2: Avoid close contact (about 6 feet) with anyone who is sick or has symptoms of Coronavirus.
#3: Keep distance between yourself and others if COVID-19 is spreading in your community, especially if you have a higher risk of serious illness or if you have a week immunity power.
#4: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
#5: Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw away the used tissue.
#6: Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands aren't clean.
#7: Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding and other household items if you're sick.
#8: Clean and disinfect surfaces you often touch on a daily basis.
#9: Stay home from work, school and public areas if you're sick, unless you're going to get medical care. Avoid taking public transportation if you're sick.
#10: CDC doesn't recommend that healthy people wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. If it is genuinely required only then wear a mask or if a health care provider tells you to do so.

WHO Also Recommends That You:

#1: Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat or any animal organs.
#2: Avoid contact with live animals and surfaces they may have touched if you're visiting live markets in areas that have recently had new coronavirus cases.
#3: If you have a chronic medical condition and may have a higher risk of serious illness then contact with your doctor about other ways to protect yourself.
#4: If you're planning to travel internationally then you should first check the websites of CDC and WHO for recent updates and advice. Also look for the health advisory that will help you to get the knowledge about the place where you plan to travel. You may also talk with your doctor if you have health conditions that make you more susceptible to respiratory infections and complications.

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