CoronaVirus COVID-19 Symptoms, Prevention, and How to make a CDC Approved Face Mask at Home

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What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)is a new strain of coronaviruses that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. According to WHO 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).

The common signs of infection include; fever, cough, respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

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To prevent infection spread the standard recommendations include; regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Origin

Hopkinsmedicine.org reported that the COVID-19 first appeared in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. According to early conspiracy, the virus may be linked to a seafood market in Chinese City. It is said that some people who went shopping at the market developed viral pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus.

According to research released on January 25, 2020,  individuals with the first reported case became ill at the beginning of December 2019 and had no link to the said seafood market. However, thorough investigations are being conducted as to how this virus originated and how it spread globally.

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