The Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Coronavirus Outbreak

D'artanyhon Gonder and Michael Shaver

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You may have heard of a thing called the ‘Coronavirus’ going around China, America, and many more places. You’re probably asking “but how do I know if I contracted it?” Well my humble reader, the symptoms are fairly allied with the flu, which it is also the season for.

 

  • Runny Nose

  • Headache

  • Cough

  • Sore Throat

  • Fever

  • A general feeling of being unwell

 

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, head to your healthcare provider. If they continue for more than a couple of days, then your healthcare provider will order laboratory tests on part of your blood and parts of your respiratory system. This will only be done however if you are suspected of having severe disease. These symptoms also closely related to the Flu virus, so do not be too worried, as you probably do not have the virus, you just have a cold or the flu.

 

There are many ways the Coronavirus can spread, including but not limited to (as we do not have full information yet)

 

  • The air by coughing and sneezing

  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands

  • Rarely: Fecal contamination

 

For more information visit the CDC.GOV

 

The 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) started, or it is speculated to have started as officials are still trying to figure this out, in Wuhan China, when a group of people shopping in a fish market were becoming sick. This has spread to multiple countries including, but not limited to:

 

  • China

  • Hong Kong

  • Macau

  • Taiwan

  • Australia

  • Cambodia

  • Canada

  • France

  • Germany

  • Japan

  • Malaysia

  • Nepal

  • Sri Lanka

  • Singapore

  • Thailand

  • The Republic of Korea

  • United States

  • Vietnam

With the spreading of the virus, just be careful with sick people, and make sure you wash your hands regularly, and again, stay safe.