Infectious Disease COVID-19
Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered corona virus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness
In India, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Kerala on January 30, 2020. Subsequently two more positive cases were reported from the State. At a time when all the three patients were declared recovered, a fresh case was reported. As many as 15 Italian tourists and their Indian driver also tested positive. Soon, India began tightening processes, by mandatorily screening people arriving from abroad, issuing travel advisories and ramping up awareness on the prevention and symptoms, in a bid to contain the outbreak. Here is a State-wise break-up on the number of being treated for COVID-19.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. World Health Organization will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.
Tracking the corona virus pandemic in various parts of the world is but a click away with scientists developing live, interactive maps on user-friendly applications to help researchers, public health authorities as well as the general public. One such website, Covid visualizer.com, developed in the US, provides users the option of clicking on a country or territory of their interest to see the number of corona virus cases, deaths, and recoveries in the place.
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