CORONA VIRUS- not too late to stop the new coronavirus outbreak

coronaviruses are group of viruses which cause deases in  in mammals and birds and in human beings the viruses cause  respiratin mammals and birdsory infections which are typically mild, including the common cold; however, rarer forms such as SARS, MERS and the novel coronavirus causing the current outbreak can be lethal. In cows and pigs they may cause diarrhea, while in chickens they can cause an upper respiratory disease. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment.

In December 2019, a pneumonia outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China. On 31 December 2019, the outbreak was traced to a novel strain of coronavirus,  which was labeled as 2019-nCoV by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Daniel Lucey at Georgetown University, the first human infections must have occurred in November 2019 or earlier. There haven’t been many reports of health worker infections, a feature that fueled the earlier outbreaks of SARS and MERS, coronaviruses that are related to this new pathogen, provisionally called 2019-nCoV. Likewise, there has not been a lot of spread from cases discovered in other countries in tourists from China or people returning from China.

As of 30 January 2020 (16:00 UTC), there have been 214 confirmed deaths and more than 8,230 confirmed cases in the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak. The Wuhan strain has been identified as a new strain of Betacoronavirus from group 2B with an ~70% genetic similarity to the SARS-CoV.  The virus was suspected to have originated in snakes, but many leading researchers disagree with this conclusion.  Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University, stated that “Now it seems clear that [the] seafood market is not the only origin of the virus”. The group of Coronaviruses rapidly speard in many countries of world and people are going ill due to this coronavirus . See the latest list of Coronaviruses afftected countries .

Patients affected with Coronaviruses are found also in Kerala in India and all Indian people presently residing in Wuhan is comming in India by special flights and the flight carrying 323 Indian nationals and seven Maldives citizens took off from Wuhan and landed in Delhi on Sunday morning. The seven Maldivians will be housed in Delhi for a quarantine period.

However, a top WHO officials told stated on Saturday that “there’s enough evidence” to suggest that the new #coronavirus “can still be contained. ” The gargantuan efforts China is making to try to halt the spread of the virus is buying the rest of the world “precious lead time” to prepare for the possibility they might have to cope with it as well, he said: “We need to thank China for that opportunity.”

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