The pneumonia disease caused by Coronavirus became a recent discussion.
Pneumonia was originally found in Wuhan, Hubei, China. The disease is allegedly caused by Corona virus as a carrier.
Quoting from the WHO official website, corona viruses are caused by large family viruses that cause the common cold.
However this disease can develop more severe such as MERS and SARS.
Based on the official information on cdc.gov, this corona virus is found in many animal species such as camels and bats.
However Corona viruses can infect animals and can evolve into the human body. Corona viruses then become new viruses that attack humans.
Like nCoV, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV.
The following symptoms of pneumonia are caused by corona virus:
- Sore throat,
- Fever or
- Other symptoms such as flu.
- However it can develop into such MERS and SARS.
Corona viruses that can infect humans such as type 229E, NLL63, OC43, and HKU1, cause upper respiratory tract disease, from mild to moderate like the common cold.
Symptoms of this disease include runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, and fever.
Corona viruses can cause diseases of the lower respiratory tract, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
This disease is more easily infected in people who have weak immune systems such as infants and elderly people.
MERS and SARS
Get to know the difference between two types of viruses corona MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. MERS usually accompanied by cough, fever, and shortness of breath that often develops into pneunomia.
Patients with the disease about 3 or 4 of the 10 patients with MERS are declared dead. Mers cases are common in the Arabian Peninsula.
While the symptoms of SARS disease are fever, chills, and body aches that can develop into pneunomia.
Coronavirus Acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV) was first discovered in China on November 2002. This outbreak caused 774 deaths from 8,098 cases worldwide at 2002 to 2003.
[UPDATE January 26, 2020]
Coronavirus epidemic is spreading globally, which may come from a laboratory in Wuhan, associated with the Chinese secret biological weapons program. It is expressed by an Israeli biological warfare expert.
This week, Radio Free Asia re-aired Wuhan local television report from 2015 years ago, showing the most advanced viral research laboratory in China, known as Wuhan Virology Institute.
The laboratory is the only place that China declared by China capable of working on deadly viruses.
A former Israeli military intelligence that has studied Chinese biological weapons, Dany Shoham, said that the institute is associated with Beijing’s secret biological weapons program.
He also said that the work of biological weapons was carried out as part of the double civil-military research and “definite secrets “.
For information, Shoham holds a doctorate in medical microbiology. From 1970-1991, he was the senior analyst for military intelligence for biological and chemical warfare in the Middle East and throughout the world. His rank is known as Lieutenant Colonel. [Read also: Virus-hit Wuhan has two laboratories linked to Chinese bio-warfare program]
[UPDATE January 31, 2020]
Virus attacking the respiratory system
The Corona virus is a dangerous and deadly virus. Corona has a difference compared to other viruses, namely the Corona virus has the ability to give a fatal impact on the sufferer. The level of danger of this virus when it has entered into the lungs.
Consequently, it can damage the lung performance that causes pneumonia, which is the inflammation caused by viruses and other microorganisms. In addition, the oxygen exchange becomes difficult and the patient will undergo respiratory failure.
Viruses can appear without symptoms
Medical health experts are still researching more about the Corona virus that has spread in many countries. Most of the early symptoms are felt like cough, flu, fever, and shortness of breath. However, according to a health doctor conducting research in Hong Kong, people affected by the Corona virus may be sick without common symptoms such as previous sufferer.
The research team has conducted observations on 6 family members traveling to China on January 15-16, 2020. One of the 6 family members is known to not travel to China and does not present any symptoms of Corona virus. However, when conducting a lung examination, there is no respiratory distress experienced. In fact, he did not experience common symptoms such as fever, flu, and cough.
Difficult to survive outside the human body
The Corona Virus has a specific host trait, which is spreading from human to human by direct transmission through sneezing or coughing.
The Corona Virus will not be stable when it is in the air and can only last for only 3 hours until a small air transmission can be possible. Therefore, the prevention of the spread of this virus is important from yourself.
Corona Virus caused by snake
It is known that the Corona virus is transmitted by snakes to humans. According to the Chinese government’s health advisory, Zhong Nanshan, the virus was transmitted through civet and rat and illegal wildlife sales centers, in the city of Wuhan supposedly the beginning of the cause of the Corona virus transmission.