The coronavirus that causes CoVs is an extremely common viral infection. It is one of the most commonly reported viruses in the United States. However, there are cases of people acquiring this virus who are unaware of it and have not traveled to areas where the disease is widespread. Cases have been reported all over the US. Some of the most common symptoms include high fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, dizziness, and disorientation.
One of the easiest ways to protect yourself from getting this dangerous virus is by avoiding contact with the common strains of the virus that causes it. One of the strains, termed CA-MR3, is responsible for almost all cases of CoV. The strain is easily spread through secretions of the nose and mouth and can be contracted by touching an area that has been touched. If you believe that you have contracted CoV but have not yet gone to your doctor, it is recommended that you do so as soon as possible. This is the safest way to ensure that you have the best protection against this potentially deadly virus.
There are three vaccines currently available for preventing CoVs. The first is an improved vaccine known as CVR-K. This newer version of the vaccine works better than older versions in preventing CoVs. There are also two additional options for those wishing to receive a vaccination against CoV: One is the all injectable form of the vaccine; and the second is the shot that provide protection by placing a needle into the upper arm.
Two clinical trials are currently underway with the aim of determining whether or not this vaccine is effective in preventing the disease. One study involves researchers from the Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Neurology. The testing will compare a placebo as well as the new vaccine in patients with mild to moderate CoVs. Results are expected within the next year. The other clinical trial is from the Veterans Affairs’ Center for Drug Evaluation.
While some people are prone to developing the disease, anyone can contract it. Anyone who is exposed to the virus is at risk, and includes children, health care workers, and those who live with or care for anyone who is at risk. The most common symptoms are runny nose, fever, cough, and wheezing. Those with mild to moderate CoVs should not exhibit any of these symptoms. However, those who do may experience more severe symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, rash, conjunctivitis, and pneumonia.
There has been no discovery as to why some people are more at risk than others when it comes to getting the virus. A new coronavirus spread study is underway in Australia, where a laboratory virus known as a Novel Spouse virus has been found in the lungs of a healthy non-infected person. It is thought that this virus may trigger a genetic immune response in the lung of the non-infected individual, leading to respiratory illness in that person. The research is ongoing, and no conclusions have been made.
Other types of flaviviruses have also been isolated from patients with respiratory illnesses that had similarity to the pneumonia-like symptoms that were observed in the patients in the current study. One of the genes associated with coronavirus disease was found to be the same gene that causes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. These findings suggest that the genetic transmission of the virus may be more likely among HIV-infected individuals. Other studies are currently underway to research the possibility of an international epidemic of this disease.
This research is important for researchers to learn more about the mechanisms involved in causing this type of pneumonia and to learn more about the potential risk factors for the general population exposed to spores of this virus. The recent outbreak at the Cleveland Clinic is a reminder that the prevention of this disease requires not only effective treatment of existing outbreaks, but also avoidance of contact with those that might cause an outbreak. It is essential to understand the role of the respiratory tract in conveying viruses and other harmful agents to and from others.