As we all know about the new highly spreading virus named Coronavirus which emerged in China. Basically, it is a family of viruses that makes a person ill. According to experts, this virus came to China last year but now it has started spreading and growing across different countries. Around 35 countries have been affected by this virus. More than 50,000 people are known to be infected and 1,100 deaths have taken place in China due to this dangerous virus. It is believed that the virus was spread from animals and has symptoms like common cold, fever, etc.
A virology professor of London, John Oxford while talking on the BBC Radio 4. He emphasized that this virus is spreading more due to physical contact. He told about the very important thing that we must do i.e., is to reduce hugging, kissing, hand shaking or any other sort of contact. Oxford also dispersed the idea of wearing masks as a ‘total diversion’. It is not necessarily spread by just coughing or sneezing.
He also added that Corona virus is easily affecting the people who are old or has weak immune system like that of children. It is advised not to visit China for some time.
As per WHO, some precautions to prevent spreading of the infection are:
Till now, no proper cure and treatment can be found. Scientists are trying their best to know about the cause and produce some medicine or vaccine.