COVID-19 exhibits symptoms which may range from mild to severe enough to cause death. Symptoms resemble common flu and may not necessarily indicate that you have contracted the infection.
COVID-19 virus can last for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a recent study from National Institutes of Health, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The risk depends on the characteristics of the virus and how it spreads to others.
Mail delivery is one of the normal daily routines that haven’t been disrupted during the coronavirus outbreak. Learn if it is safe to open posts and mails during coronavirus outbreak?
Doctors are advising caution for people who have heart disease or who have had stroke in past. In view of current information, it is believed that elderly people with coronary heart disease or hypertension are more likely to be infected and to develop more severe symptoms according to American heart Association.
On the basis of sequencing analysis on coronavirus genome, its origin most likely could follow one of the following possible scenarios. The first scenario could be when virus evolved to its current pathogenic state through natural selection in a non-human host (like bats).
Since coronavirus is new to us, it is essential to identify the path of its spread and entry into the territory of our country and its mutations. The genomic information will help develop vaccines and antiviral drugs to treat the coronavirus. Learn about the size and structure of coronavirus genome, and other related information.
The saddening assessment by Jane Halton, who chairs Bill Gates-backed Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, diminishes hope that a vaccine could be available early next year. Ms Halton was previously Chairman on the executive board of the World Health Organization. She also served as president of the World Health Assembly in past.
World Health Organization (WHO) has issued recommendations for social and religious practices and gatherings during the holy month of Ramadan in the context of COVID-19 pandemic that has spread over the world. These measures can be applied across different countries in accordance with local administrative notifications and guidelines.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has regularly been urging all the health agencies to make novel coronavirus testing a top priority in their response to the pandemic. Check out what happens when a person is suspected of coronavirus and goes through diagnosis and testing procedure.
Asthma patients are thought to be more vulnerable for coronavirus infection. However, there is no strong evidence which could suggest the exact affect of coronavirus on asthma patients. They should follow a proper action plan particularly if they notice symptoms flaring up.