When did novel coronavirus outbreak occur?
The novel coronavirus outbreak originated in the Wuhan city, China, towards the end of 2019.
How many people have died due to corona virus?
The 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) death toll crossed 16000 on 29 June 2020 and is expected to rise further.
Can I get tested if I think I have coronavirus?
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick, Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
How worse can Coronavirus outbreak get?
If the spread of infection is not contained it can spread across the globe hence every precaution must to be taken to prevent its spread
What are the most common symptoms of COVID-19?
Fever, cough, and difficulty of breathing
Is COVID-19 the same as the SARS virus or MERS?
No. COVID-19 is not the same coronavirus that caused SARS and MERS but is similar in that it is causing respiratory illness.
How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
Diagnosis occurs through laboratory testing of respiratory specimens.
Why are they calling coronavirus COVID-19?
It’s sort of a medical acronym. CO stands for corona, VI for virus, D for disease and 19 for the year when the current outbreak started.
How long does it take do develop symptoms after exposure to the virus?
Current estimates suggest that symptoms of COVID-19 usually appear around five days on average, but it may be as short as two days to as long as 14 days.
How deadly is this coronavirus?
We don’t yet know. However, signs suggest that many people may have had mild cases of the virus and recovered without special treatment.
How long does this outbreak last
Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict how long the outbreak will last and how the epidemic will unfold. We are dealing with a new virus and therefore a lot of uncertainty remains.
Where Can I Get Updated Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Check the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) websites for up-to-date, reliable information about coronavirus.
Is everyone at risk for catching COVID-19?
Yes. It doesn’t appear anyone is naturally immune to this particular virus, and there’s no reason to believe anybody has antibodies that would normally protect them.
How long is someone contagious?
Based on our current understanding, symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, and people are believed to be most contagious when they are symptomatic
If someone does get sick from the virus, and then recovers, is that person now immune and cannot get sick from it again?
It’s unclear whether people can get re-infected — but it’s unlikely.
What precisely have the causes of death been for those who have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19?
Respiratory failure and occasionally septic shock.
If infected with coronavirus, can I survive it and recover?
Absolutely. The vast majority of people with coronavirus survive.
How many people are affected by COVID-19?
For current numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S click the link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
When you say “fever,” what exactly do you mean?
We mean a body temperature over 100.4 degrees F. If you have a fever, stay home and away from people.
Don’t more people die of the flu than COVID-19?
So far, yes. But washing your hands, covering your cough, and staying at home when you are sick help prevent the spread of COVID-19 AND the flu.
How ill can COVID-19 make you?
Most people who are infected get mild respiratory symptoms that will disappear on their own, but some people develop more severe illnesses such as pneumonia. Our knowledge of the virus is growing all the time.
How long does a coronavirus test take?
“Most tests take approximately 24 hours. Samples are taken, sent to a lab, and then results are reported.”
Will I be able to tell if someone has the coronavirus just by looking at them?
People will not be able to immediately tell if someone has coronavirus. Symptoms initially present similar to the flu, and people should visit their doctors if they are concerned.