The new nightmare that is sweeping the world these days is the spread of a dangerous virus called Coronavirus. The virus encompasses a wide range of respiratory diseases such as the common cold. The simplest type is the common cold and the most complex is currently Corona Disease. China’s Wuhan City is the first city to be involved in Corona disease and has since spread to other parts of China and the world. Currently, all the residents of this city are in quarantine.
Where did Coronavirus come from
Coronaviruses were discovered in the year 1965 and continued to be studied. The virus naturally spreads to mammals and birds, but so far seven human coronaviruses have been discovered. We are now witnessing the latest type of coronavirus.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
The virus Has expanded from the seafood market in Wuhan, although marine mammals such as the white whale can carry the virus, it is more likely to be transmitted from other live animals in the market such as poultry, bats, rabbits, and snakes.
What is COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by new strain of coronavirus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person. Good hygiene can prevent infection.
Why it is named Covid-19
Common signs of Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Common signs of Coronavirus include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Symptoms of coronavirus include:
- Recurring high fever
- Long cough after fever
elderly are more susceptible.
Adults usually feel discomfort, headaches and mainly respiratory illnesses.
According to the World Health Organization’s decision on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the new virus, the seventh known virus in the family, was named “COVID-19”. COVID is a combination of the three-letter words Corona, Virus, and Disease, and the number 19 represents the year of diagnosis (2019).
Comparison of Corona symptoms with influenza and colds
Symptoms of the virus are 80% similar to acute respiratory syndrome “SARS” and spread to others through coughing and sneezing. The first symptoms of coronavirus appear to be high fever, cough sore throat, shortness of breath and diarrhea. Subsequently, it can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure, which can eventually lead to death. In most cases, the virus causes a cold, but in some cases, it can cause acute respiratory syndrome or SARS.
Standard recommendations to prevent Corona spread
Standard recommendations to prevent Coronavirus spread include regular hand washing With detergents, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs And other meat products. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
What is the treatment for coronavirus
No drug has been approved for the disease caused by the Wuhan Coronavirus. The main treatment for supportive care involves making sure that the patient receives enough oxygen and, if necessary, using a From one device to deliver air to the lungs. While working the immune system, patients should drink plenty of fluids and rest as much as possible. No drug has been approved for any of the diseases caused by the Coronavirus, although the new antiviral drug appears to be effective in animals. But we are still not sure of its effect on humans.
How dangerous is the Coronavirus
Coronavirus is dangerous but for people who have weak immune systems or have heart and respiratory problems. So far, about 2 percent of those infected have died, But the treatment seems to be prolonged, so more patients are likely to die.
How is it to spread the virus to humans
At the beginning of December last year when the human Coronavirus was identified, Chinese officials said the virus was not transmitted from human to human. But cases of human to human transmission of the virus have now been identified. It is now clear that the disease is transmitted from person to person.
The new virus causes lung infection and is associated with coughing and sneezing, and is likely to spread the same way. It is also important to discover which people are most vulnerable to the virus. It is still unclear what stage of the virus the infection is transmitted before its symptoms occur in the body or when its symptoms become severe.
How fast is the Coronavirus (Covid-19) transmitted
Little is known about the growth rate of this epidemic. But experts believe the number of patients with the virus is likely to be higher than recorded. The disease first occurred in Wuhan, China, and all those affected were those who had previously traveled to the country. The disease was then transmitted by these infected people to other people in other countries.
Is the virus likely to mutate
Viruses are constantly changing and mutating. But how they change is unknown. The Coronavirus family has always been transmitted from one animal species to another. The virus may evolve for easier transmission and cause more severe disease. Scientists are researching the matter.
How to stop Coronavirus covid-19
There is no vaccine for coronavirus. Therefore, the only way to prevent its transmission is early detection and treatment of the patient in quarantine. Look for people who have been in contact with the virus patients and monitor them. The next step is to set travel restrictions and prevent public gatherings.
Should we worry about the Coronavirus
Unfortunately yes! The disease is spreading and more people are dying of the disease. In order to prevent the virus from getting infected, it is advisable to carefully follow the health tips.
Is it safe to get Massage while coronavirus is around
Coronavirus is the new disease, needs to pay more attention to that. As massage therapists, we are responsible for Public Health. Massage therapists and franchises need to make sure they don’t put Public Health in jeopardy. Coronavirus is highly transmittable, it can survive on Surface for almost two weeks if a client who is infected by Coronavirus visit massage office, he/she can transmit the disease to many of other clients. It is important that massage therapists and franchise owners get updated with C.D.C rules and the board of Massage Therapy of that estate.
One of the most common ways that coronavirus can transmit is from the respiratory system, As We Know massage offices are small and closed area, therapist and client breathe for a long time in a closed small room, it can increase the risk of transmission of the disease a lot. It’s better that massage therapists use a mask to provide clients safety.
Although massage therapists wash their hands and arms after every session, they need to make sure they washed their hands and arms with warm water and soap at least for 20 seconds.
Massage therapists should make sure to sanitize the massage room door handle and surface between every two clients.
Using air sanitizer sprays is another good thing that massage therapists can use between every two sessions to kill Coronavirus.
If a massage therapist has a client suspected to the common cold or flu symptoms respectfully ask them to postpone their massage appointment to a later time.
at the end Step Above Massage wants to thank all doctors and nurses around the world who are in the front line of fighting against Coronavirus.