Beware Of Coronavirus Before It Attacks You! - homeopathy360

Beware Of Coronavirus Before It Attacks You!

Coronavirus, recently outbroken in Wuhan, China, has sickened hundreds of people there, but WHO didn’t announce it as a global health emergency yet, after its assessment of spread done by United Nations health agency.
It is currently named as 2019-nCoV. It is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans. Let us understand how it spreads and what can be done to prevent it.

What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are zoonotic i.e. they are transmitted between animals and humans. They are first identified in the 1960s. They cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like SARS and MERS.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?
Just like other cold-causing viruses, coronaviruses mainly spread through infected people by coughing, sneezing and touching. Common symptoms include Headache, Sore throat, Fever, Chills, Dyspnea (difficulty in breathing), Tachycardia (rapid heart beating), Chest pains.
More severe cases may lead to pneumonia, kidney failure and even death.

How to prevent Coronavirus infection?
Till now, there is no vaccine for coronavirus. WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

1. Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
2. When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
3. Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough;
4. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
5. When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of a novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
6. The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

About the author

Dr Purnima Rani

Dr Purnima Rani, M.D. (Hom.) in Repertory from Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra and completed her B.H.M.S. from Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, having clinical experience of 4+ years.