How does it attack the body, how fatal is it and is it curable?
The incubation period
This is the phase when the virus is building itself in your body airways, lungs and throat. And consequently, turning them into (coronavirus plants) that produce more new viruses all around the contaminated areas.
The world health organization (WHO) officially called this coronavirus COVID 19 which stands for Coronavirus disease. The number 19 is related to the fact when the virus was dictated in 2019.
The common symptoms of this disease are sore, cough, fever, tiredness and difficulty in breathing. The virus can invade your body by breathing in near someone coughs or touching a contaminated surface then your face.
This phase occurred between the infection and the related symptoms. Generally people with diabetes or elderly are most likely to experience severe complications when they get infected with the virus.
Coronavirus is estimated to be less deadly than SARS, however, it is more infectious which led to a global outbreak. "The virus is triggering an imbalance in the immune response, there's too much inflammation, how it is doing this we don't know," Dr. Nathalie MacDermott, from King's College London told BBC.
Coronavirus complications can be excessive throat sore, high difficulty in breathing or severe inflammations in lungs. As a matter of fact there is still no evidence of a certain treatment that can kill the virus.
Nevertheless, we can avoid coronavirus infections, however, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care.
What are the basic protective measures against coronavirus?
1. Washing your hands frequently.
Washing your hands frequently with soap or alcohol-based hands rub kills the virus before penetrating the body.
2. Maintaining a 1meter or 3 feet distancing.
When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets which may carry viruses. If you are too close you may breathe in the virus and get infected. So we should maintain a social distancing.
3. Avoid touching your face or nose or eyes.
Our hands can transmit the virus to our mouth or nose or eyes.
4. Seeking immediate health care when having difficulty in berthing or dry cough.
This virus is a health threat unlike any other in our lifetimes Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Source: World Health Organization.