Coronavirus outbreak is not something that people around the world were expecting with the arrival of this New Year. Mainly originating from a seafood market in Wuhan, China, this deadly virus has spread worldwide that the World Health Organization (WHO) has also recognized this outbreak as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.
If you want to know more about Coronavirus Outbreak, here are the important things and facts you must know:
Precaution Is The Only Cure
As we all know that there is no cure for Coronavirus as of now, therefore, only the right precautions can help us to avoid this virus from getting infected. However, medical researchers are testing the Coronavirus Vaccine in the US, till then we all should follow the precaution, until unless a confirmed cure is produced.
Here are the following preventive actions that are recommended for everyone, to avoid coronavirus:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands with a clean towel. If soap isn’t available at the moment, then use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- If you are feeling sick then stay at your home.
- You should avoid touching your nose, eyes, as well as mouth, especially if your hands are not clean.
- You must use a tissue to cover your cough or sneeze after that dispose of it in the trash.
- Use a household wipe to clean the frequently touched objects and the surfaces with the help of a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
COVID-19 Shows Common Symptoms
The symptoms of the COVID-19 are very common such as cough, fever and shortness of breath. In humans, coronavirus comes from animals and causes respiratory infections that are mainly mild in nature but in rare cases, it can also be fatal if not treated properly. The symptoms are showing up late in the people with 14 days of the time gap with the contact to the virus. In some of the rare cases, coronavirus can also lead to severe respiratory problems, along with kidney failure or even death.
The US started First Ever Human Trial For Coronavirus Vaccine
The first human trial testing of a vaccine, which is said to be the potential one for preventing the coronavirus disease, has started on Monday, according to U.S. health officials report.
The trial has been already started at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) which is located in Seattle as the first participant already got the investigational vaccine.
The early-stage for the testing is also known as phase one, the trial is now going to test the vaccine on a total number of 45 males as well as non-pregnant females who are at the ages between 18 and 55, according to the trial details on NIH’s website.
Face Masks Will Only Offer Few Level Of Protection
Experts say that only certain models of professional, tight-fitting respirators like the N95, which are used by health workers or doctors, can protect someone from getting infected. However, the lightweight disposable surgical masks will not provide you full protection, but it can offer a few levels of protection, only if it is worn properly.