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Coronavirus in India the first Indian Case

From the last month, Coronavirus has become a hot topic of discussion in India. Every day, we are hearing about newly reported cases of Coronavirus in news channels and newspapers. Some news are just rumors and some are real facts. The purpose of writing this article is to give clarity on Coronavirus.

The origin of Coronavirus in China. The first case of coronavirus was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, a Chinese city. Now the disease has spread all over China. Cases of coronavirus have been reported in around 24 countries including India. People living in China are highly susceptible to Corona Virus. In India, checking systems have been implemented in airport areas. People who are traveling back from China are being checked at various airports by Indian Security System.

Let us break out the article into small subparts to know each thing about the Coronavirus. The information structured in this article is taken from many authentic sources. The main source of this article is the World Health Organization.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus was originated from an animal source. The recent coronavirus is COVID-19. Scientists are continuously researching on this. Researchers found that it is spreading from the seafood market in Wuhan because some people who visited the seafood market developed viral pneumonia caused by COVID-19. However, later it was detected that the first reported case of coronavirus was on 1 December 2019 and the person has no link with the seafood market. Scientists are working hard to find the exact cause of coronavirus. Research shows that COVID-19 can be spread from person to person.

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease

The symptoms of coronavirus are difficult to identify. Its common symptoms are fever, cold, cough, running nose, difficulty in breathing. In most severe cases, coronavirus can cause acute respiratory syndrome, pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death. The symptoms are similar to normal cold and flu. A laboratory test is helpful for early diagnosis of the disease. If you have cough, fever and breathing difficulty then you should immediately consult the doctor.

Currently, there is no specific treatment for coronavirus. Scientists are still working on the treatment of Coronavirus. The disease is spreading faster. As of now, 2250 deaths have been reported by Coronavirus and around 19000 people have recovered from the disease. It is also found that people who died by Coronavirus have pre-existing medical problems and also have a weak immune system. People should apply preventive methods to get protection.

Prevention Methods from Coronavirus

When it comes to disease, prevention is better than cure. Appropriate prevention methods will protect you from the disease. Prevention methods from coronavirus are given below.

Preventive Tips are as follows:

  1. Washing hands frequently with soap is important. About 30 percent of people do not wash hands after using the washroom. Especially if you are using public washrooms you should take care of hygiene.
  2. Maintain at least 3 feet distance from the people who are suffering from cough, sneeze, and fever. When someone is affected by cough and sneeze they project small droplets containing the virus. If you are too close to the persons and breathe then the viruses enter our body and make you sick.
  3. If you are suffering from cold, sneeze and fever then you should cover your mouth. Use paper tissue instead of cloth handkerchief. Do not overuse the paper tissue. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. You should eat a completely cooked meat and eggs.
  5. You should be attentive especially if you have recently traveled back from China in 2019 when Coronavirus was reported.

Coronavirus in India 

From India, Many students are studying in China. Many Indians are also working in Chinese cities. According to the Economic Times, 3 cases of coronavirus also reported in India. People were from Kerela. All three patients had some kind of relationship with China. In those cases, one was a student studying in Wuhan, China. It was the first case of Coronavirus in India. Now, the condition of all patients is stable. In India, health authorities are screening each passenger coming from China at airports.

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