Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that causes acute respiratory infections in humans and shows a human-to-human spread. The virus was identified in an outbreak investigation originating from a large market specializing in seafood and animals in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 2019-nCoV is a new virus that has not been previously identified. In addition to this newly discovered strain of coronavirus, there are six other strains of coronavirus known today that can infect humans.
Experts are trying their best to identify the origin of this kind of virus. The corona virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS and SAR, all derived from host species from bats. The corona virus is a large family of viruses, common in many different animals including camels, cats and bats. Genetic analysis of this virus is underway to determine the specific origin of the virus. SARS, another coronavirus that appears to infect humans, originates from civets in the civet, while MERS, another coronavirus that infects humans, comes from camels.
This virus originated from animal sources but was able to spread from person to person. Depending on the degree of spread of the virus, coughing, sneezing or shaking hands can expose others to exposure.
The virus can also be spread by touching someone on an object, then on their mouth, nose, and eyes. Caregivers may also be exposed to the virus when handling the patient’s waste.
Symptoms of patients with 2019-nCoV range from mild to severe: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. By the onset, nCOV can progress to severe pneumonia, progressive respiratory failure and death, especially in people with chronic illness, immunodeficiency.
If you’ve ever traveled in countries where someone has had acute pneumonia caused by Corona virus, especially in China or you have been in contact with an infected person or animal for 14 days and need to pay attention to unusual symptoms of the body.