What is it?

Coronavirus, Latin coronavirus is the name given to a genus of four viruses that infect mammals and birds. Coronaviruses cause colds and fevers, but can also cause severe respiratory illness and infection in immunocompromised individuals. The disease is believed to have originated in bat caves in southern China, from where it spread further via humans. The incubation period is estimated to be about two weeks, during which time the virus may spread further from infected patients.

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Fear rises and the epidemic spreads.

In December 2019, a new form of this virus, which scientists have so farschematically identified as 2019-nCoVemerged in Wuchang, China. Its “predecessor,” a coronavirus called SARS, killed more than 800 out of 8,000 infected people in 2002-2003; the MERS pandemic in the Middle East in 2012 killed more than 850 out of 2,500 infected people. Thus, it is not surprising that there is still concern for people\’s health and a growing sense of panic. However, medical reports indicate that the new coronavirus is less contagious than SARS, with a mortality rate of about 4%.

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How should we protect ourselves?

Coronaviruses, like many other viral diseases, are transmitted through close contact between sick and healthy people through the air. For this reason, most Chinese wear cloth drapes to protect themselves. This is evidenced by the significant decrease in drapes, with pharmacies selling out of drapes. However, according to doctors, ordinary drapes do not protect us. On the contrary, drapes are only for sick patients, to prevent the virus from spreading further. On the contrary, drapes are only for sick patients and are meant to prevent the virus from spreading further. Therefore, if you want to thoroughly protect yourself, it is advisable to get a respirator that filters the air around you. Those most at risk are those with compromised or low immunity, such as young children, the elderly, chronically ill patients, and patients with autoimmune diseases.