Do you know that coughing sneezing and myalgia are some sign and symptoms for corona virus? Do you know that the corona virus was called so due to its for the crown-like spikes on their surface?
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Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria.
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SARS vs. new CoV- sars
No. MERS-CoV is not the same virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness. MERS is caused by a coronavirus called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV).
MERS-CoV is a beta coronavirus. It was first reported in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoV used to be called “novel coronavirus,” or “nCoV”. It is different from other coronaviruses that have been found in people before.
Source of MERS-CoV
The greater the population
the greater risk in public
Low immunity due to any kind
of disease, infection …
First symptoms appear
Is there a lab test?
Lab tests (polymerase chain reaction or PCR) for MERS-CoV are available at CDC and other international labs. Otherwise, these tests are not routinely available.
Is it contagious?
A possible case or a case with a positive laboratory result
(preliminary or confirmed) for MERS-CoV :
Standard, droplet and contact precautions with additional precautions for
aerosol generating procedures
Standard, airborne and contact precautions for patients who are in an
intensive care unit or require aerosol generating procedures on an
Note: If a contact of a case with a positive laboratory result (preliminary
or confirmed) develops a respiratory tract infection; the above
precautions should be applied.
People coming in close contact with infected individuals should use a mask and eyewear to cover their nose, eyes, and mouth to prevent transmission from sneezing or coughing.
What should I do if I get sick?
If you have an illness caused by human coronaviruses, you can help protect others by—staying home while you are sick, avoiding close contact with others, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and keeping objects and surfaces clean and disinfected.
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