Coronavirus is transmitted through the air and primarily infects the upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tract of mammals and birds. Though most of the members of the coronavirus family only cause mild flu-like symptoms during infection, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV can infect both upper and lower airways and cause severe respiratory illness and other complications in humans.
This new 2019-nCoV causes similar symptoms to SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. People infected with these coronaviruses suffer a severe inflammatory response.
Unfortunately, there is no approved vaccine or antiviral treatment available for coronavirus infection. A better understanding of the life cycle of 2019-nCoV, including the source of the virus, how it is transmitted and how it replicates are needed to both prevent and treat the disease.
The study of the genetic code of 2019-nCoV reveals that the new virus is most closely related to two bat SARS-like coronavirus samples from China, initially suggesting that, like SARS and MERS, the bat might also be the origin of 2019-nCoV. The authors further found that the viral RNA coding sequence of 2019-nCoV spike protein, which forms the “crown” of the virus particle that recognizes the receptor on a host cell, indicates that the bat virus might have mutated before infecting people.
How influenza jumped from animals to humans.
But when the researchers performed a more detailed bioinformatics analysis of the sequence of 2019-nCoV, it suggests that this coronavirus might come from snakes.
What are the symptoms of Corona Virus infected humans?
3. Sore throat
4. Diarrhea and vomiting sometimes
5. Shortness of breath
1. Wash your hands regularly
2. Use Tissues when sneezing and throw in trash can.
3. Use Face mask especially in crowded places.
4. Wash vegetables and fruit
5. Avoid contact in infected person
6. People at risk avoid contact in animals esp. immunocompromised.
7. After dealing with animals wash your hand thoroughly.
8. Cook meat and food well.
9. If symptoms persist go to the nearest hospital.
10. Balance diet, exercise, sleep and rest