MERS-CoV is a new was recently discovered in China, and from there he moved to many countries around the world, and as the numbers of injuries and deaths due to this virus is on the rise, the authorities will help of time to try to learn more about this virus to reduce its spread. In this article you will find everything you need to know about the new coronavirus, or so-called 2019-nCoV.
Depending on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. (CDC), the virus corona is a family includes a large number of viruses that cause diseases in the respiratory tract such as cold like, most people get this type of virus during a certain period of their lives; but the symptoms are mild to moderate severity. In some cases, this may cause virus infections in parts of the minimum of the respiratory system, as inflammation of the lungs or bronchial infections.
This family of viruses are common among animals at the level of the world, with a small portion of it is which affects the human, and rarely occurs the transmission of the virus Corona man from animals; but this is what really happened with the virus Corona who were speaking earlier and in the respiratory syndrome Middle East (MERS-CoV) respiratory syndrome severe acute or SARS (SARS-Cov), both of which resulted in the emergence of severe symptoms and severe infected.
Spread of MERS-CoV
The first recorded case of pneumonia. caused by corona virus in the province of Wuhan in China on 31 December of the previous year, and from there the virus spread to many countries of the world, including Thailand, Japan, Korea and the United States, Australia, France, and other countries.
The date of the writing of this article, the total number of cases registered in China alone about a 1975 case, the number of deaths due to this virus to 56, a victim. As in Palestine, stated the Ministry of health not to register any case the interests of the quality of the new corona virus.
From where came this virus?
Told Chinese authorities that the virus moved from animals to humans based on the information that the designers are people who visited the shops to sell the meat of Fish and animals, and in a recent study dealt with the analysis of the genes of this virus, it was found that the new corona virus moved to humans from snakes.
Despite this, increasing numbers of cases registered and never visit the shops of the animals, suggesting the possibility of transmission of coronavirus from person to person.
As for the mode of transmission of MERS-CoV to humans, I found the study mentioned above, that there is a change happened in the installation of the virus allowed him to identify the receptors present on the cells of the host (human in this case) and link to it, which will be followed by after that the rest of the life cycle of the virus inside the infected cells.
Stated the center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the corona virus can move from person to person; but, in very limited cases, the web of transmission from animals to human is the main means of infection with MERS-CoV. In general, the transmitted virus Corona from person to person by:
- Spray a sneeze or cough.
- Direct contact or shaking hands.
- Touching surfaces that commented out the virus and then touching your nose or your mouth or your eyes.
- Rarely, through the feces of contaminated foods and drinks.
The symptoms of Corona
People with MERS-CoV, of the complaint of the implementation, ranging from the intense light, the main symptoms are:
- The difficulty of implementation.
Can these symptoms appear within two to 14 days of contracting the virus, which is the same as the incubation period of the virus the causative agent of the syndrome of development of the Middle East (MERS).
Treatment of MERS-CoV
There is no specific treatment for MERS-CoV, where the treatment involves a range of actions to mitigate the symptoms associated with the disease, it must be a greater focus on member functions in the body such as the brain and heart.
The treatment involves a period of REST coupled with some medicines to relieve the symptoms, they can use their warm wet to ease the friction. cough, drink a lot of fluids to avoid dehydration.
Prevention of MERS-CoV
There is a meeting authorized its use against MERS-CoV is currently available; though there was some news circulating about it, and the best way to prevent HIV infection is to avoid exposure to this virus, coupled with the obligation tips overall health, which include:
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching the eye or nose or mouth as much as possible.
- Avoid mixing patients.
- Stay home if you feel ill.
- Use paper tissues when sneezing or coughing and then thrown directly in the trash after use.
- Sterilization of international objects which abound in contact as a handle and the door or barrier to the stairs.
What is expected in the coming days?
Given what happened previously with respiratory syndrome Middle East syndrome SARS, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention stop the continued spread of the virus among individuals and its transmission from person to person.
In addition, the discovery of new cases in countries not in the list of states that appeared in the cases of sources previously.
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- CDC (2020) About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html (Accessed: 26th January 2020).