Coronavirus Disease: Important Things You Need To Know

World Health Organizations (WHO) has declared the deadly Coronavirus Disease a global health emergency.

facts about coronavirus

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that triggers common sickness like cold, fever, acute respiratory disorder and cough.

The disease was first reported in Wuhan China on 31st December 2019, hence it was code named COVID-19.

The disease is fast spreading and casualties is fast rising. More than 82,000 people have been infected globally and over 2800 death recorded.

The numbers are bound to increase as the outbreak respects no boarders. On 27th February 2020, Nigeria recorded her first Coronavirus patient, an Italian based in Nigeria.

In this post, we will be providing facts about the virus you need to know so as not to instill fears but rather to stay more protected and reduce the risk.

Facts About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Signs & Symptoms Of Coronavirus

The following signs and symptoms can mean being positive or infected of the Coronavirus: common cold, cough, fever, shortness of breath and difficult in breathing. In most extreme cases organs failure.

Incubation Period

It could take about 14 days for these signs and symptoms to manifest after one has been infected with the virus. However, most infected patients, shows these signs within 7days.

Recovered Patients

Patients or suspected patients who have been quarantined or released from isolation does not stand a treat or risk of infecting other persons.

Simple Preventive Measures

Watch your hands with soap and water for minimum of 20 secs after coughing, sneezing, blowing of nose, before eating and after visiting bathrooms.

Avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes with unwashed hands.

Stay at home when sick and call doctors, medical practitioners and ambulances.

Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue paper and dispose properly in trash cans.

What Is Being Done To End The Epidemic

Scientists around the globe are working to produce vaccine for coronavirus. However, they have warned that any produced vaccine may not be available for mass distribution until 2023.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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