Corona Virus Disease (COVID- 19)

Asif Nawaz


In this pandemic days no one in this world who doesn't know about Corona Virus. Every person know and can explain you very well exactly what is this disease and how to protect ourselves from this disease. Let me Xplore some deep information about this disease, how we can protect ourselves and what are the precautions that we have to take.

COVID-19 is an infectious disease which is caused by Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, these are respiratory pathogens. This new virus was first found in cases in Wuhan in China.

Sign & Symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulties in breathing
There are other symptoms also but they are less common and these are found in some patients:
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Nausea or Vomiting

Some symptoms are also there which are more severe and rare such as- Strokes, Brain inflammation, Delirium, and Nerve Damage.

For people of mostly all ages who are suffering from fever, cough, difficulties in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, or loss of speech or movement then it is necessary to contact doctors immediately. So you can be directed to the right clinic. If it is possible, then first call your health care provider or health facility.

Majority of people who get recovery from this infection, but it takes a lot of human lives also. There is about 20% of people who get COVID-19 become seriously ill and they require oxygen, with 5% becoming critically ill and they are needing intensive care.

The complication in this disease leading to death, it may include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Sepsis, septic shock, and multiorgan failure.

In rare cases after a few weeks of infection in children can develop the severe inflammatory syndrome.

People at more risk

People who are 60 years and above and those who are underlying medical problems such as diabetes, obesity or cancer are at higher risk of serious illness. However, it is not necessary anyone can get sick with COVID-19 and become seriously ill or die at any age.

How can we protect ourselves?

We can protect ourselves by taking some simple precautions- such as Physical distancing, wearing a proper mask, keeping the room well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning hands time to time, and coughing into a bent elbow or tissue.

Till now there is no vaccine to cure COVID-19, people used antibiotics who are suffering from such symptoms of COVID-19, but we should have to know that antibiotics work against bacterial infections but COVID-19 is a viral disease. However, we never try to negligence such symptoms by using antibiotics. 

If anyone who are suffering from such symptoms of COVID-19, contact doctors or the services that the government has appoint as soon as possible.

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