What Is COVID-19?
Corona virus is another common virus that causes an infection in your upper throat, nose or sinuses. Significantly coronaviruses aren’t dangerous.
The World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of corona virus. Beginning of 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, The outbreak rapidly spread around the world.
The COVID-19 doctors call as respiratory tract infection, disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 that can trigger. It can infect your upper respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, and throat) or lower respiratory tract (trachea and lungs).
It spreads the similar way other coronaviruses do, particularly through person-to-person contact. Infections range from mild to lifeless.
From seven types of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 including the ones that cause severe diseases like sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The other coronavirus types cause so much of the colds that hit us during the year but aren’t a grave threat for otherwise healthy people.
How long will the coronavirus last?
It’s not the time to forecast how long the pandemic will continue. It rests on many things, including researchers’ work to study more information about the virus, their search for a treatment and a vaccine, and the public’s contribution to slow the spread.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The main symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Trouble breathing
- Chills, sometimes with shaking
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell or taste
The virus can lead to pneumonia respiratory failure, septic shock and death. Several COVID-19 complications may be caused by a condition known as cytokine release syndrome or a cytokine storm. This is when an infection induce your immune system to flood your bloodstream with inflammatory proteins called cytokines. They can distroy tissue and damage your organs.
If you notice the following severe symptoms in yourself or a loved one, get medical help right away:
- Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- Continuing chest pain or pressure
- New confusion
- Unable to wake up fully
- Bluish lips or face
Strokes have also been reported in some people who have COVID-19.
The main symptoms include:
- Face. Is one side of the person’s face benumb or reclining? Is their smile lopsided?
- Arms. Is one arm weak or benumb? If someone try to raise both arms, does one arm recline?
- Speech. Can’t someone speak properly? Ask them to repeat a sentence.
- Time. Every minute counts when someone shows signs of a stroke. Call emergency services immediately.
If you’re infected, symptoms can show up in as few as 2 days or as many as 14. It depends from person to person.
Some people who are hospitalized for COVID-19 also have grievous blood clots, including in their lungs, arteries and legs.