Coronavirus Overview, Symptoms and Prevention

Coronavirus Overview, Symptoms and Prevention
04-March 2020 2.00

The epidemic is truly black-on-black crime where several international epidemic diseases from Ebola to Zika Virus to SARS to Coronavirus made a disastrous outbreak, whole world comes under its scanner. Terrorist and criminal activities are target oriented under a special command but such epidemics have no commander and lead unanimously from nation to nation, people to people. This outbreak is moving ahead of efforts to control it, several simple and must asked questions from small kid to elderly people are assembled in this article.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • - Fever, tiredness, and dry cough.
  • - Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.
  • - Medical patients having high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.


How does COVID-19 spread?

  • Spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.
  • Touching these objects or surfaces and person other people can also catch COVID—19.


Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?

Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.


Can COVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?

The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms is very low.


Can I catch COVID-19 from the feces of someone with the disease?

The risk of catching COVID-19 from the feces of an infected person appears to be low. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in feces in some cases.


What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of diseases?

  • - Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.
  • - Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • - Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • - Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Who is at risk of developing severe illness?

While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.

Should I wear a mask to protect myself?

People with no respiratory symptoms, such as cough, do not need to wear a medical mask. WHO recommends the use of masks for people who have symptoms of COVID-19 and for those caring for individuals who have symptoms, such as cough and fever. The use of masks is crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone (at home or in a health care facility).


Covid-19 Coronavirus Outbreak last updated data March 04, 2020 covering all countries Coronavirus cases including Deaths, Recovered, Active cases, currently infected patients etc. are under listed:


Coronavirus Cases






Active Cases


Currently Infected Patients (in Mild Condition)

32,996 (83%)

Serious or Critical

6,773 (17%)

Closed Cases


Cases which had an outcome (Recovered / Discharged)

51,187 (94%)


3,219 (6%)