What is Coronavirus 2019 ?
The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID - 19) outbreak has people scrambling to protect themselves, their homes and businesses from potential contamination.
The effects of this type of biohazard situation can last up to two weeks and the continued spread of the disease has led to a growing number of fatalities in the UK.
Coronavirus (COVID -19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID -19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Anyone can be infected with coronavirus, mostly at risk are those who have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of the virus and healthcare workers treating already infected patients.
The main symptoms of COVID 10 are:
- shortness of breath
However, some patients develop pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death.
People can protect themselves by avoiding crowded places and close contact and thoroughly washing hands after surfaces and objects have been touched. Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID - 19.