What you need to know about corona pandemic
April 24.04.2020, 27.4.2020: Corona on everyone's lips - or in the nose and everywhere else. Washing hands is no longer enough. From April 2th 19 there is a mask requirement. In this guide you will find everything you need to know about the SARS COV XNUMX virus and the Covid XNUMX pathogen. Here we want to add something to the information obligation of this difficult situation. There will be no links to buying face masks or disinfectants in this post!
[Note: The author has compiled this guide to the best of his knowledge and belief, as of April 24.4.2020, XNUMX, but expressly distances himself from misinformation - sources can be found in the text.] - Corona pandemic and its effects
What is Corona
Corona wasn't just yesterday. Corona (lat. Krone / Kranz) has been known since around 1960. Corona is not a virus either, it's a term. - This describes the appearance of the virus. Corona is wrong, because the viruses are RNA viruses. These can infect people and animals. RNA viruses can also cause respiratory diseases. You can, but you don't have to. Rabies, Ebola, Sars and "normal" influenza are also RNA viruses
The last "famous" coronavirus was in 2002/2003. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) killed 774 people worldwide. Then in 2013 came MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), more serious than SARS: April 2015 to April 2016, 609 died from MERS.
On the side: According to the Robert Koch Institute, around 20.000 people die from hospital germs. Each year.
What is SARS Cov 2
The virus, which is currently in circulation, which is what is currently meant, belongs to a type of SARS-CoV. For this reason it is called SARS - COV - 2. It is only the pathogen - it can (but does not have to) trigger symptoms. In this way, the pathogens are partially detected in the tests - but without the need for an outbreak of the disease. People who carry the virus but do not have an outbreak are called carriers. The same is the case with herpes, for example. Almost everyone carries the herpes virus, but not everyone breaks out.
What is Covid 19
Covid 19 would be the end result: Corona Virus Disease 2019, previously called 2019 - nCoV, is the result, the actual condition that affects the airways. This can lead to pneumonia. Covid 19 patients are those who have pneumonia from SARS - CoV 2.
Symptoms in Covid 19
The symptoms resemble normal flu:
- dry cough
- breathing problems
- Sore throat
- Headache and body aches
The Robert Koch Institute has a detailed list of the entire profile on its website https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Steckbrief.html created. But caution is also required here: not everyone gets sick equally. Some have only this characteristic, others that characteristic.
Fortunately, the countries have set up all emergency numbers where people can inquire whether they should see the doctor or not.
Infection SARS - CoV 2
How do you get infected with SARS - CoV 2? The virus spreads in two ways: the droplet infection and also the smear infection. The incubation period is up to 14 days.
Droplets are released into the immediate area when sneezing or coughing. If the other person inhales this air, the person can become infected with the virus. The same happens when you cough. For this reason, the RKI has strongly recommended the sneeze and cough label.
Viruses are not only in the air, according to the RKI, they can also remain on surfaces for up to three days. The path of the virus would go like this:
Someone sneezes in the hand, touches a shopping cart, goes shopping. Another person then touches this shopping cart and then wipes it in the eye or sticks something that he has touched with the shopping cart hand in his mouth.
The only help here is: disinfection, because in principle viruses can be anywhere.
Protect yourself and your fellow human beings with reason and the measures against the spread!
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