Symptoms of Coronavirus
- Joint pain
- Eye irritation
In addition to SARS and MERS coronaviruses that can cause severe lower respiratory tract infection with complications in several organs, including kidney failure, infection with other coronaviruses causes mild cold symptoms, cough, sore throat and fever.
In exceptional cases, however, more serious disease progression with pneumonia may also occur for these coronaviruses, but especially in those with cardiovascular disease, impaired immune systems or high age.
A new Coronavirus, also known as the 2019 nCoV, has infected people who have been in the city of Wuhan, China. It is a so-called coronavirus that causes fever and affects the respiratory tract.
A new coronavirus, also known as the 2019 nCoV, has infected people who have been in the city of Wuhan, China. It is a so-called coronavirus that causes fever and affects the respiratory tract.
How does the virus get infected?
Much indicates that the virus was originally spread from animals to humans. The virus can be spread among humans, but so far nothing indicates that the virus would be able to transmit from human to human particularly effectively, in other words, it does not appear to be very contagious. But new knowledge about the virus is constantly evolving, much is still unknown.
Is there a vaccine against the new virus?
No. No vaccine is available.
What can I do to prevent infection?
Wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face and eyes, and avoid close contact with sick people. If you are in China, you can avoid markets with live animals.
Molecular biological detection of the virus’s inheritance or presence of antibodies in blood. Coronavirus can also be diagnosed by virus isolation in cell culture. There is no specific treatment.