Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
Just “sneeze” or mention the word Corona is enough to panic and terrify The deadly virus It’s spreading lives in China and other countries, but how do you know that you have this virus and not the common flu?
There are facts about the virus, according to the World Health Organization, as the virus is able to maintain its life and spread for up to 6 days.
It is also easy to pass the virus on to others, just by breathing, using patient’s tools, or touching contaminated surfaces.
12 days incubation
Front-line doctors at the epidemic from Jinentan Hospital in Wuhan said that the incubation period of the Corona Virus is 12 days, which means that the virus will pass from the infected person to others without the patient’s knowledge. According to BBC.
The initial symptoms are similar to the common flu, such as sneezing, coughing, sinus obstruction, and high fever.
However, it is not possible for the patient to distinguish between corona and regular influenza, through the apparent symptoms only, but it requires microscopic blood tests and serological tests.
The first victim
According to the doctors at the Jintin Hospital in Wuhan, the first patients dying of the disease appeared to be in good health. But the two have been smokers for many years, which may mean that the lungs of both of them were really tired.
The first casualty was a 61-year-old man, who was suffering from severe pneumonia upon arrival at the hospital.
The man was suffering from severe shortness of breath, which means that his lungs were unable to deliver enough oxygen to his body to survive.
Despite being placed on a ventilator, his lungs and heart stopped working.
The man or the woman?
Recent figures indicate that there is more gender parity in the infection. The Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that the infection rate is 1.2 men per 1.0 women.
Men may be more likely to contract the disease in a severe manner, which requires their transfer to hospital.
Doctor Li Chang of the Jintan Hospital said that “low female exposure to viral infection can be attributed to protection from the X chromosome and sex hormones that play an important role in immunity.”