KARACHI: Uncertainty has arisen around the world following the humanitarian attack of the Corona virus in China. The virus can be killed by invading the human respiratory system and more than two dozen people have died from it so far. This article answers common questions about the Karuna virus.
What is Corona Virus?
More than half a dozen variants of the Corona virus have been discovered. When viewed through the microscope, the edges of the semi-circular wires look like embosses that usually resemble crowns. That is why they are called krona virus because in Latin the crown is called krona.
Still, most of the life-threatening diseases such as pigs and chickens have been shown to be infected, but the virus can and does affect humans by changing its appearance. The world heard the name Corona virus in the 1960s and so far many variants of it (13 in totals) have been exposed, which for their own sake have been named as Corona virus, but in 13 types of Corona virus. Can move them up to seven humans. This year, the deadly virus in Wuhan, China, has been named nCoV 2019, which is a new type of virus.
How does the Corona Virus Attack?
Of the subtypes of the Corona virus, two out of the three deadly viruses for humans are from China. First, Seaworthy Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the second Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) from the Middle East and now the third 2019 nCoV also spread from Wuhan, China.
Wuhan virus invades the upper respiratory tract and infects the lower respiratory system and can cause live pneumonia or flu. Earlier in 2003, the SARS virus killed 774 people in China and affected 8,000. Mercy was even more terrifying.
Tell us about the new Corona virus attack?
People in China have complained of indigestion, colds, fever and cough. Those who were attacked were described as having difficulty breathing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus appears in the first two to two weeks after being infected. The patient must then be kept in an isolated quarantine. At this time the people of Wuhan have accumulated rations for several days and the majorities are reluctant to leave.
How is it possible to diagnose and treat the new Corona virus?
The Chinese Department of Health has discovered the genome (genetic draft) of the virus from Wuhan and presented it to the world. So far, no anti-viral drug or vaccine has been exposed because a new virus has appeared in December 2019 and specialists are treating it with only visible symptoms. Although China claims that only 4% of people infected with the virus have died, the World Health Organization has said that 25% of the infected patients are critically ill.
Is the Corona virus spread by snakes and bats?
Not long ago, Chinese scientists claimed after genetic research that for the first time a new type of virus was infected with snakes that were kept with live bats in Wuhan's market, but other experts dismissed the possibility. Snakes, insects and bats are common in China.
Experts in other countries insist that the virus, as before, is spread by animals that are sold live in Chinese markets, near fruits and vegetables. People might be impressed by this and SARS was similar. Chinese experts insist that snakes and bats can spread the air by causing science to cause the virus in humans, but other experts disagree.
Can this virus become a universal pandemic?
Talking to the Express, prominent expert and author, Dr. Salahuddin Qadri, said that any virus needs four things to become a global pandemic:
First: be a new type of virus
Second: the ability to move from animal to human
Third, the ability to cause disease in humans
Fourth: The ability to cause disease from person to person
In this context, all four have come to light in the new Corona virus. Dr Syed Salahuddin Qadri said that the virus had spread to many countries in the world in a short period of time and before that the swine flu outbreak had spread to several countries in just one month.
Can Corona virus come to Pakistan?
The answer to this question is yes. It should be noted that the Chinese city of Wuhan has already spread the virus to other cities. It has since been confirmed in Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United States. Chinese travelers are being scanned at airports around the world. One patient has also appeared in the UK but the World Organization has not confirmed it.
Scanning arrangements have also been made at Pakistani airports. A large number of Chinese specialists come to Pakistan for sea packs and other projects. This requires strict monitoring and scanning. In China alone, there has been evidence of multiple people being affected by one person.
Minister of State for Health Zafar Mirza has admitted that Pakistan does not have the proper facilities for the detection and screening of Corona virus. In this situation, Pakistan needs to be more alert.
How deadly is this virus?
So far 26 people have died from the virus in China, and the number of victims has exceeded 830. Public transport is closed in Wuhan and ten other cities, and people have been evacuated to homes. But millions of people flock out to celebrate the Lunar New Year and one