Tank's Monthly Motivation (COVID 19)
April 1st, 2020
What is the coronavirus?Coronavirus is named for the crown-like spikes on its surface. Sometimes, coronaviruses that infect animals evolve and become a new human coronavirus. Human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s.
The current virus is called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It is identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness called COVID-19, first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Recently, coronavirus infections have been found in countries around the globe, including the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this particular virus appears to have come from an animal source and is now being spread from one person to another.
What steps can you take to avoid coronavirus?The most likely form of transmission is through:
• Droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing. Close personal contact with someone with coronavirus (touching or shaking hands).
• Touching an object or surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
The CDC recommends the following to prevent the spread of any respiratory viruses, including coronavirus.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?At this time, the CDC believes that symptoms of the coronavirus may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
Patients with coronavirus have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathingUnfortunately, in more severe cases, coronavirus infection can cause:
• Severe acute respiratory syndrome.
• Kidney failure
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