On our website www.coronavirus-map.com, you will find the most accurate information from leading experts in the NHS, WHO and beyond, about coronavirus symptoms. We are in the help of people and against Covid-19 virus. Continue reading this page for more information about what is coronavirus and symptoms of Covid-19.
Fist of all, what is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause disease in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections such as SARS and MERS. The most recently discovered coronavirus cause coronavirus disease COVID-19.
When appear for the first time COVID-19?
This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
What are the Coronavirus symptoms?
According to the WHO, the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.
Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing.
Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
How does Coronavirus spread?
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person.
Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
Can the coronavirus be transmitted through the air?
Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.
What is the incubation period?
Symptoms are thought to appear between two and 10 days after contracting the virus, but it may be up to 24 days. Most people (about 80 per cent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. However, around one out of every six people (16 per cent) becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, lung complaints or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness.
If you have any of those symptoms mentioned above, please stay at home, do not go to work and other public areas; do not use transport or taxi and auto isolate yourself as urgent as possible. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or it gets worse after seven days contact your local emergency services. Here we have a list of all the emergency numbers in the world.
Also, if you don’t have of those symptom mentioned above, keep reading here about what you can do to prevent yourself and prevent the spread of the disease.