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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) SARS COV-2

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) SARS COV-2

It is defined as the illness which mimic the common cold in signs and symptoms.it is also known as acute respiratory syndrome and middle east respiratory syndrome. Recent outbreak of coronavirus was occurred in china 2019. World health organization declared coronavirus as pandemic 2020.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms mimic the common cold or influenza type symptoms which include:

Covid 19 symptoms and treatment

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Tiredness
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Chest discomfort
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
Causes

The cause of this infection is coronavirus (COVID-19). It is transmitted by infected people by their coughing, saliva and respiratory droplets. It is also spread by touch therefore it is highly contagious.

Diagnosis

If you suspect any symptoms related to viral infection called your doctor and isolated themselves. Your doctor will take the sample from throat and nose and perform a PCR test to check the presence of virus. Laboratory test also include the COVID-19 antibody test.

Treatment

There is no cure and medication available for COVID-19 now a days. Only option for treatment is to treat the symptoms and relax the patient. Treatment options include:

  • Fluid intake
  • Paracetamol if fever
  • Rest
  • Cough syrup
  • Pain relievers
  • Corticosteroids in severe cases, plus oxygen , plus enoxaparin
  • If shortness of breath or unable to speak, or increased breathing rate go to Hospital
  • Azithromycin and Chloroquine are failed with high casualties and side effects, not to be used 
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