In the epidemic of corona virus, which started in Wuhan, China and spread to dozens of countries, the news that terrified the world continues to follow. While the deadliest day has been experienced since the day the virus started, the number of cases and deaths increased rapidly yesterday.
In the statement made by the National Health Commission, it was announced that 121 more people died as of February 13, while the number of people who died due to the virus increased to 1488.
NEW METHODS ARE USED
On the other hand, with the introduction of new clinical methods for diagnosis in the Hubei region yesterday, the number of cases increased significantly. In Hubei, where more than 80 percent of cases are seen, while the results of the riboniucleic acid (RNA) test have been accepted, lung imaging is now performed with computed tomography.
WHAT IS CORONA VIRUS?
Corona viruses are a group of viruses that are common among animals. Rarely, in some cases, scientists state that corona viruses are “zoonotic.”
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention; The expression “zoonotic” means that viruses can pass from animal to human.
CORONA VIRUS SYMPTOMS
Corona virus symptoms are: runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly headache, fever that may last for a few days although not definitive.
For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and very young, the virus is likely to cause serious respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis. It is known that there are some corona viruses that can be deadly and passed on to human, such as MERS and Sars.
HOW DOES CORONA VIRUS SPREAD?
Corona viruses can spread through human contact with animals. The transfer of the virus from person to person is by contact of a person with the secretion of an infected person. A Chinese virologist has published a study suggesting that the source of the virus is probably bats.
CORONA VIRUS TREATMENT
There is no specific treatment for corona viruses. Often the symptoms pass on their own. Physicians prescribe symptomatic treatment to relieve symptoms by prescribing pain medications and antipyretics.
Doctors say that the room humidifier and hot shower will be good for sore throat and cough. People who get sick need to drink plenty of fluids, rest and sleep as much as possible.