It’s all over the news, I’m sure you’ve heard about the new coronavirus, a new strain of virus that’s sweeping across China and spreading to other parts of the world.
First of all, let’s define what is the meaning of novel coronavirus (nCov). It was recently reported by authorities in Wuhan, China last December 2019. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, “coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals.”
Common signs of the infection are fever, cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty in breathing. More severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Although, symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days, or as long as 14, after exposure.
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following: