Covid-19 Symptoms – Rewind to 2019, a new virus (coronavirus) was discovered as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease caused by this virus had been declared as the COVID-19 outbreak by the world health organization (W.H.O).
Coronavirus is a family of viruses that causes illness in human beings ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
What is Covid-19?
An infectious disease caused by the newly discovered virus, coronavirus. Covid-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries around the globe.
The covid19 virus spreads through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. So it’s critical everyone practices respiratory etiquette.
Public health groups including; National centre for disease control (NCDC) in Nigeria, the U.S. centre for disease control and prevention (C.D.C.), and World health organization (WHO) are doing their possible best to monitor the pandemic and post latest updates on their sites concerning the covid19 disease, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide.
Symptoms of Covid-19
Anyone can catch covid19 and become very ill; even people with mild symptoms of covid19 can transmit the virus to other unaffected individuals.
The severity of the covid19 symptoms can range from very mild to severe illness. Some people may have few symptoms, while others may have no symptoms at all. But people who are older or who have existing chronic medical conditions such as; heart diseases, Lung diseases, severe obesity, chronic kidney diseases, liver disease, and diabetes are liable to falling ill.
Symptoms of the covid19 disease may appear 14days after exposure to an infected person. Common symptoms include; fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. While severe symptoms include:
- Sore throat.
- Severe vomiting.
- Loss of taste.
- Loss of smell.
- And many more.
Covid-19 Prevention Measures.
The best way to prevent COVID-19 transmission is by having information of the covid19 virus, the causes, and how it spreads among individuals.
However, it is advised that if you come in contact with an infected person or you experience any covid19 symptoms, immediately contact a doctor or any health care teams for medical advice. Inform your doctor of the signs and symptoms you’re experiencing and also let the doctor know your diagnosis with any chronic medical conditions.
The covid19 virus spreads easily among individuals that have come in contact with infected covid19 persons. It can also spread if a person comes in contact with a surface already infested with the virus on it and then touches his or her mouth, nose, or eyes, avoid touching your face.
Although covid19 may have mild symptoms, the disease can also lead to death.