Corona virus is a new type of virus of its kind that infects the respiratory tract of patients with pneumonia and is idiopathic so far, and both the corona virus and the SARS virus belong to the family of corona viruses, and coronavirus pneumonia caused by infection with the corona virus can occur in people People who suffer from decreased natural immune function in their bodies, according to the World Health Organization.
Symptoms of infection with corona virus
People with symptoms of coronavirus may experience fever and respiratory symptoms indicating that they have coronavirus pneumonia caused by this virus. In the early stage of the disease, the total number of white blood cells is normal or slightly decreased, or the number of lymphocytes is low, and the diagnosis can be made by Taking samples from patients suspected or infected with the Coronavirus, including a sample of saliva or sputum, swabs from the nose and throat and other respiratory organs, and then the diagnosis is confirmed by DNA testing.
When do symptoms of infection appear in the Corona virus?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC The following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus
Severe fever, dry cough, shortness of breath
It depends on the incubation period of the viruses, which cause the respiratory syndrome in the Middle East, within the human body after infection.
Serious symptoms requiring emergency:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent chest pain or pressure, new confusion or an inability to stand, bluish lips or face.
Other symptoms of corona virus may include:
Fatigue, aches, rhinorrhea, sore throat
The severity of symptoms of an emerging coronavirus virus can range from very mild to severe, with some people not showing symptoms, and it may be older people or those with chronic medical conditions such as patients Diabetes Heart and lung diseases are more susceptible to severe disease, and this is similar to what happens when other respiratory diseases, such as influenza, are involved.
You must go to the hospital immediately upon contact with any person who is infected with or suspected of having the virus or when returning from travel to a country where infections are common.
Complications of infection with the emerging coronavirus can include lung infection or failure of several organs in the body, and it may lead to death.