Corona virus- a danger to the society. By Debalina Mukherjee.


Corona Virus disease is an infectious disease that is caused by a newly discovered virus called novel corona virus. It is an acute infectious respiratory disease. Most of the people who get infected develop mid symptoms withing 14 days and older people having underlying diseases like blood pressure, diabetes,chronic respiratory disease like asthma, cancer, cardio vascular problems become seriously ill. In many cases ventilation is required for severly affected people. Sadly there is no specific medication or vaccine to treat this disease. Symptoms may differ from person to person.
Common symptoms include fever, dry cough and tiredness. Less common symptoms include aches and pains,sore throat,diarrhoea,conjunctivitis,headache,loss of taste or smell,a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes. Serious symptoms include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath,chest pain or pressure,loss of speech or movement. The viris is transfered from the infected to someone theough droplets when the parient caughs, sneezes or talks.It t may also transfer if a normal person touches the surface having the virus. ‘Prevention is better than cure’ goes an old saying. So in order to protect oneself one hust wash hands with soap for atleast 20 seconds or use an alcohol based sanitizer frequently. Avoiding close contact and mass gatherings and wearing masks are best option now.Doctors are advicing not to touch mouth and nose unnecessarily.
Researchers and health experts are saying that novel corona virus has originated in pangolins and bats. The first infected was found in Wuhan, China. And after that it started spreading rapidly. Around 80%of people get cured with proper treatment and it is not as dangerous as cancer but it might kill people who are immunocompromised.Parients with mild symptoms can recover within two to three weeks but those who show severe symptoms may take more than six weeks to recover. On March 11 World Health Organization declared COVID 19 a pandamic. It has spread to more that 170 countries.It has affected the countries economically as well. The world economy has gone down and current the whole world is suffering loss in different spheres. Continuous research work is going on for discovering vaccines. Many developed countries are trying their best fo cope up with the situation.Globally 3,705,907 confirmed cases have been reported out of which 256,651 people have died. In India, the mortality rate is 3.42% approx. Till 31 st of March there were twelve countries who had no corona positive case. 7 countries from Africa and five countries from Asia.Corona virus has not spread in Europe, South America, and North America..African countries like South Sudan, Comoros, Malawi, Botswana, Burundi, Sierra Leone, and Sao Tome and Principe had no positive cases. Among the Asian countries, no cases were found in North Korea, Myanmar, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Yemen. Among all the negatives the only hope is that Bharat BioTech’s COVAXIN gets ready for clinical trials.Bharat BioteBiotech has said that the vaccine is safe and can be used. Not only India but the whole world is having an eye on the vaccine.