Coronavirus and COVID-19– What You Need to Know

Coronavirus is a SARS COV-2 virus that is known to have originated in animal cells and later mutated, causing viral illness in humans. With the ongoing mutation, this virus has taken the form of a global pandemic termed COVID-19. Scientists have been investigating the origins, causes, prognosis, and other implementations of the virus that is evolved in a pandemic.

According to statistics, there have been 3.93 million deaths from the coronavirus worldwide. Cases have been largely reported in countries such as Spain, Brazil, the UK, and the USA, with an abundance of nationals suffering from the disease.

The Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • Fever – The coronavirus results in fever in individuals with temperature intensity varying from individual to individual
  • Body pain – Body pain or fibromyalgia results from the disease which makes daily activities difficult to perform
  • Weakness – Lethargy in the body makes the individual unable to perform tasks of daily life easily.
  • Shortness of Breath – shortness of breath may occur in individuals with a proliferation of the virus in the lungs, which calls for a medical emergency.
  • Cough – which can be dry or contain sputum. Individuals may also present with sore-throat and congestion.

The Cause of Coronavirus

The virus was originally spread from animals. However, the mutant strains of the coronavirus are spreadable from human to human. Sneezing, coughing, and coming in direct contact with a person having the virus in their body leaves one susceptible to the disease. Therefore, social distancing, avoiding direct contact, and using masks are declared essential in all nations of the world.

The Treatment Options for Coronavirus

There is no one-pill treatment option available for the coronavirus. However, individuals with the virus must take medications to counter their acute symptoms. There is one exception, though, NSAIDs or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs cause a contraindication with the virus, so they must be avoided. Several vaccines are available to prevent infections from companies such as Pfizer and, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. Some common medications for coronavirus include the following:

Dexamethasone – A corticosteroid drug

Remdesivir – An antiviral drug for the treatment of coronavirus, used for speeding up the recovery process

Baricitinib – For the use of respiratory support for patients who need it

Anticoagulant drugs – To thin the blood for avoiding the formation of clots in individuals.

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If you develop any of the symptoms above or have come in contact with an affected individual, you need to seek medical assistance. Schedule a virtual consultation with a Telakai Health online Provider and get on the road to recovery. Schedule your visit today.