Its no more news that the first case of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in Lagos Nigeria. An Italian citizen who had traveled from Milan to Lagos on the 25th of febuary, 2020 tested positive for the virus. He was confirmed by the Virology laboratory of the Lagos University teaching hospital.
So therefore GodzGeneral thought of sharing what this deadly disease is all about
With the information we have, the Ministry of health says the patient is clinically stable with no serious symptoms and is been kept at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.
The Ministry is working to identify all those that have come in contact with the patient since he entered the country.
So what is this deadly disease all about?
What is coronavirus
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)… Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
In simple English, Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause illness in animals or humans. In rear cases they can be zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans. Some coronaviruses have been known to cause respiratory infection. The Covid-19 is the most recently discovered coronavirus.
Symptoms and how you can contact coronavirus
It seems to start with Fever, tiredness and dry cough. This symptoms are usually mild at first and begins gradually. According to the WHO( world health organization), the incubation period between infection and showing any symptoms can last up to 14 days.
Some people may not show any symptoms after becoming infected.
Other symptoms may include nasal congestion, aches and pains, runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea,cough and difficulty breathing.
Despite world wide effort to contain the new Coronavirus, the number of cases have continued to increase. Since the covid 19 virus first made it appearance in China. More than 80,000 people in over 48 countries have been infected.
You can get infected through;
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
GodzGeneral employ all to safe clean so as not to contact this deadly disease called Coronavirus…