An infectious disease that has taken the world by storm, Covid-19 starts with early symptoms of mild cough and fever and the severity goes to respiratory problems with difficulty in breathing.
What is the official name of Coronavirus disease?
Previously known as “2019 Novel Coronavirus”, the name of the disease is Covid-19 and the name of the virus is as per International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) is “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) “.
How can I protect myself from Coronavirus?
You can protect yourself by regularly washing your hands, avoid touching face and maintaining a distance of 1 to 3 meters from people who are unwell. Google very well explains the process in the image below,
What happens when you get the Coronavirus disease?
People generally develop the signs of mild fever, dry cough and at severe respiratory issues within 5-6 days (incubation period), goes up till 14 days. It has been seen that most people who were infected by Covid-19 had mild disease and recovered.
What is the recovery time of Coronavirus disease?
The median time from onset to recovery of mild cases is approximately 2 weeks and goes up to 3-6 weeks for severe cases as per the report by WHO-China joint mission on Covid-19.
Is there a vaccine for Coronavirus disease?
As the disease is new, there is no vaccine yet and it takes few years to develop a vaccine for new disease as per the WHO article here.
Are mask effective against Coronavirus disease?
Wear a mask if you coughing and sneezing. Mask are effective when used in conjuction with regular washing of hands using soap or alcohol based sanitizer.
How long does Coronavirus stay on surfaces?
It is uncertain at the moment but as per sources it can stay from few hours to several days.
Where can I find more information about Coronavirus disease?
You can find more information about the pandemic disease here.