What we know so far on what Corona Virus can do to the human body in cases of infections, when a person has been infected.
A new coronavirus that originated in China late last year has spread to over 184 countries on six continents, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the outbreak of the pathogen a pandemic
The death toll from the Corona Virus has surged past 80,000 and the number of reported cases is more than 1,407,123 globally, according to datacompiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 297,934 have so far recovered.
As panic and fear has spread, scientists and researchers around the world have ramped up efforts to understand the new virus and how it affects the human body. Currently there is no vaccine or cure to curb coronavirus disease.
Here is what we know about the coronavirus and the highly infectious respiratory disease it causes. Here is what happens if you get infected with COVID-19
The new virus fits to a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses in humans ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
Thought to have been transmitted to humans from an as-yet-unidentified animal source, the new virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets, such as those generated when an infected person coughs, puff, breath or sneezes.
Normally, it takes about five to six days for someone to show signs after becoming infected. Still, some people who carry the virus remain asymptomatic, meaning they do not show any symptoms.
After infecting a person, the virus multiplies in the respiratory tract and can cause a range of signs, according to Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, who heads the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme.
“You have mild cases, which look like the common cold, which have some respiratory symptoms, sore throat, runny nose, fever, all the way through pneumonia. And there can be varying levels of severity of pneumonia all the way through multi-organ failure and death,” she told reporters in Geneva on February 7.
However, in most cases, symptoms have remained mild.
“We have seen some data on about 17,000 cases and, overall, 82 percent of those are mild, 15 percent of those are severe and 3 percent of those are classified as critical,” said Van Kerkhove.
A study of 138 patients infected with the new virus in Wuhan, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on February 7, showed the most common symptoms were fever, fatigue, and dry cough. A third of the patients also reported muscle pain and difficulty breathing, while about 10 percent had atypical symptoms, including diarrhea and nausea.
The patients, who ranged in age from 22 to 92, were admitted to the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University between January 1 and 28. “The median age of patients is between 49 and 56 years,” JAMA said. “Cases in children have been rare.”
While most cases appeared to be mild, all the patients developed pneumonia.
About a third subsequently developed severe breathing difficulties, requiring treatment in the intensive care unit. The critically ill were older and had other underlying conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
Six of the 138 patients died – a figure amounting to a 4.3-percent death rate, which is higher than estimates from other parts of China. Less than 2 percent of the total number of infected people have died from the virus so far but that figure could change.
Meanwhile, a study published on January 24 in The Lancet medical journal found what it called a “cytokine storm” in infected patients who were severely ill. A cytokine storm is a severe immune reaction in which the body produces immune cells and proteins that can destroy other organs.
Some experts say this could explain deaths in younger patients. Statistics from China show some people in their 30s, 40s and 50s, who were not known to have had prior medical issues, have also died from the disease.
Some people who have (corona virus) COVID-19report the following symptoms
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