What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that can cause disease in animals or humans. In humans, many coronaviruses are thought to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more serious illnesses, such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus is due to the coronavirus disease COVID-19.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before spreading to Wuhan, China in December 2019.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue, and dry cough. Some patients may have a runny nose, aches, and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin slowly. peoples become infected but do not develop any symptoms and do not feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) have to recover from the disease without the need for special treatment. About 1 in every 6 people receiving COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and has difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illnesses. People with cough, fever, and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
How does it spread?
People can catch COVID-19 from others with the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small drops from the nose or mouth when COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These drops land on objects and surfaces around the person. Others then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs or drops out. This is why it is important to live more than 1 meter (3 feet) from a person who is ill.
Can the virus that causes COVID-19 to be transmitted through the air?
Studies so far suggest that the virus causing it is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than air. “Coronavirus News: What is the Coronavirus?” See the answer on
Can COVID-19 be caught with a person who has no symptoms?
The way the disease spreads is through expelled respiratory drops when a person coughs. The risk of catching it from a person without any symptoms is very low. However, many people infected with it experience mild symptoms. This is especially true in the early stages of the disease. So it is possible to catch it from someone who, for example, simply has a mild cough and does not feel ill.