Coronavirus Symptoms: What To Look For?
many people are freaking out about the Coronavirus and do they have it and how can you tell who has it? Read on for details on what Coronavirus symptoms to look for…
CelebNHealth247.com reports that these are the signs to look for if you believe someone you know or someone you love may have the Coronavirus.
What are the symptoms coronavirus causes?
- Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties.
- In severe cases there can be organ failure.
- The virus can cause pneumonia. (Note: As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use.)
- The antiviral drugs we have against flu do not work.
- Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system.
- Many of those who have died were already in poor health.
Should I go to the doctor if I have a cough?
If you are suffering from one or two of the above, we recommend that Yes, indeed go to the doctor and let them aware you may have been exposed to the virus or believe you may have it.
Current medical advice is that if you have recently traveled from areas affected by coronavirus, you should:
- Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu.
- Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area.
According to the Guardian, the mortality rate is around 2% in the epicenter of the outbreak, Hubei province, and less than that elsewhere. For comparison, seasonal flu typically has a mortality rate below 1% and is thought to cause about 400,000 deaths each year globally.
NOTE: Sars had a death rate of more than 10%.
The site also reports, another key unknown is how contagious the coronavirus is. A crucial difference is that unlike flu, there is no vaccine for the new coronavirus, which means it is more difficult for vulnerable members of the population – elderly people or those with existing respiratory or immune problems – to protect themselves. Hand-washing and avoiding other people if you feel unwell are important. One sensible step is to get the flu vaccine, which will reduce the burden on health services if the outbreak turns into a wider epidemic.
Have there been other coronaviruses?
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers) are both caused by coronaviruses that came from animals. In 2002, Sars spread virtually unchecked to 37 countries, causing global panic, infecting more than 8,000 people and killing more than 750. Mers appears to be less easily passed from human to human, but has greater lethality, killing 35% of about 2,500 people who have been infected.