This essay is written on Feb 10, 2020
Few lines about Coronavirus (5 lines)
- Coronavirus is a recent epidemic in the Asian continent, emerging from China.
- Coronavirus is a family of virus causing diseases to mammals and birds.
- These viruses are being transmitted between humans and infected animals.
- The coronavirus gets its name from its protein spikes.
- The novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) was first identified in China and has been spread to Europe, Australia, and North America.
Brief essay on Coronavirus
Coronavirus is a kind of common virus causing infections to humans, mammals, and birds. In humans, coronavirus can cause respiratory infections in the nose, sinuses, or throat. Most coronavirus is not dangerous while some are serious like SARS and MERS.
The coronavirus gets its name from their protein spikes similar to the solar corona. Symptoms of this coronavirus in humans include cough, fever, throat infections, and respiratory problems. Not all coronavirus are lethal but some are severe to cause death.
The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) was identified in China and has killed 130 people. More thousands are said to have infected across the world in Europe, Australia, and North America.
Long essay on Coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a group of common viruses that can cause various infections in mammals and birds. However, when humans are infected, these viruses can cause mild to severe respiratory infections including the common cold, and rare lethal forms like SARS, and MERS. These viruses are generally transmitted from animals to humans. As of now known, 7 kinds of coronaviruses are said to infect humans.
The protein spikes on these viruses are the reason for getting the name, Coronaviruses, as corona means the crown.
Symptoms: Symptoms of coronavirus varies from person to person, depending on its severity and type of infection. Signs of infection include cough, fever, shortness of breath, and respiratory difficulties. In severe cases, coronavirus infection can lead to other diseases like severe acute respiratory syndrome, pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death.
Current outbreak: While there are so many variants of coronavirus, a recent deadly strain of novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) was identified in the Chinese state of Wuhan. The outbreak has so far killed over 130 people in China and more thousands are infected across the world. The virus has started spreading to many other Asian countries, as well as Europe, Australia, and North America. So far, no positive coronavirus cases have been confirmed in India.
However, the outbreak is not yet a global emergency, as stated by WHO.