Is Covenvax Virus A Threat To Our Health?
An outbreak of the coronavirus in China has raised concern that it could become a worldwide pandemic. In the case of SARS, an extremely lethal virus that was caused by an airborne virus, the world was immediately aware of the threat and began to conduct research and development programs to develop vaccines for other types of contagious diseases. For this reason, more people are concerned about the possibility that this is another case where we may not be ready. Here are some of the key facts about this pandemic threat:
COVID-15 is the most recent coronavirus to emerge. COVID-15 is caused by the same coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-1. Individuals with severe medical conditions such as lung or heart disease or diabetes are at higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-15 illness. The virus is still relatively new, but is estimated to cause around 100 cases per year in China. SARS, by contrast, caused thousands of fatalities and spread rapidly throughout the world.
A new strain called Covenvax was recently identified and named by the World Health Organization (WHO). This strain is believed to be nearly identical to the one responsible for the SARS outbreak.
It is unclear how long it will take to fully treat all those who are infected. In addition to those who are hospitalized or have died from the virus, there are many who are likely to contract it and become ill. Those living with the virus are more likely to suffer from severe complications.
Because the virus spreads through the air, people who are very close to an infected person’s body may come in contact with the virus and be exposed to the virus. People who work in health care facilities such as medical clinics, public health facilities and orphanages have a higher risk of coming in contact with this deadly virus. In addition, those who perform needle stick surgery are also at a higher risk since this procedure can expose them to the virus.
Cases of the disease are widespread in Africa, Asia and South America. However, it does appear to have spread to other countries. Currently, there are three countries in the Caribbean that have reported cases of COVID-15 but not all cases appear to have been confirmed.
In most cases of COV, there are no known symptoms. Those who experience serious cases may experience fever, swollen lymph nodes, pneumonia, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
Children ages six months and younger should be separated from their families and placed in a room to avoid exposure to the virus. Because the incubation period for this virus is approximately 10 days, those with respiratory symptoms should be kept separate from everyone else until they are properly diagnosed.
All children, male and female, can become infected with the virus. Since it is transmitted through the air and cannot be caught through the skin, young infants, immuno-compromised adults and the elderly are at higher risks for getting sick with the virus.
The symptoms associated with the coronavirus are similar to other illnesses and symptoms include: fever, swollen glands in the face, diarrhea and vomiting. If a child is showing any or all of these symptoms, it is essential that he be tested to determine if he or she has the disease.
Since the illness is highly contagious, all family members should be tested for the illness. A person with an illness who is in contact with an infected person should also be tested for the disease.
When a family member with the coronavirus shows any of the symptoms mentioned above, the person with the illness should seek medical attention right away. Even if there is a positive test result, the person could still pass the disease on to a family member, especially a child. It is better to be safe than sorry and be tested to make sure that the disease cannot spread in your family.