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Covid-19 information

COVID-19 is a contagious disease caused by a newly discovered type of corona virus. This virus is a new virus and an unknown disease prior to the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019..

History of Invention

On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) received information about pneumonia cases that occurred in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On January 7, 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus, namely the Corona virus, which is a family of flu viruses, such as the SARS and MERS viruses, of which more than 2,000 cases of virus infection were reported in China, including outside Hubei Province. Corona virus (CoV) is a family of viruses that causes diseases ranging from the common cold to more severe illnesses such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-SoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). On February 11, 2020, WHO announced the name of the new type of Corona virus is Corona Virus Disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19).

Incubation Period

The incubation period may vary between patients, i.e. 2-14 days after exposure to the virus based on the incubation period indicated previously for the MERS virus. An incubation period of 24 days has been observed in recent studies. The WHO says the long incubation period could reflect a double exposure to the Coronavirus. According to a recent report, it is possible that a person infected with Covid-19 could be contagious before showing significant symptoms.

Transmission

Person-to-person transmission is thought to occur via droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens can be inhaled into the lungs. Covid-19 transmission can also occur by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then the person touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their own eyes.

Prevention of Covid-19 Transmission

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