Six Things You Should Know About ‘New Coronavirus’


As a new coronavirus epidemic originated in Wuhan, China, spreads across borders to Thailand and Japan, one patient in Korea occurred.


The paper also summarizes six things you need to know about the new coronavirus, including definitions and symptoms.


What is the new coronavirus?


Coronaviruses are a type of RNA virus that is common in animals and can often infect humans. Six strains have been reported.


Coronaviruses can cause diseases such as common cold (rhinovirus), severe respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).


This subtype of coronavirus, called ‘Wuhan pneumonia’, is called ‘new’ coronavirus for the common cold, SARS and MERS and other viruses.


What are the symptoms of new coronavirus?


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the new coronavirus may cause fever and respiratory symptoms similar to a common cold or pneumonia.


How is a new coronavirus infected?


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the infection can be initiated by animal contact, just as SARS came from bats and MERS camel.


However, according to a number of domestic reports on the 21st, the new coronavirus has emerged as an emergency when Chinese health authorities confirmed that it is possible to spread humans.


In addition, the WHO will convene an emergency committee to respond to the new coronavirus and decide whether the infection is an international emergency.


What are the starting point and the number of people infected with the new coronavirus?

At the last of December, people who worked or were exposed to the seafood and livestock traditional market in Wuhan, China, were first infected with the new coronavirus.


The infection then began in Wuhan and spread to Beijing and Shenzhen.


As of January 21, China’s health authorities confirmed 218 infected and four dead. Wuhan pneumonia is also spreading around the world. One infected person and three suspected symptoms were identified in Korea. In addition, two infected people were confirmed in Thailand and one in Japan.


The University of England Institute reported that more than 1,700 people with Wuhan pneumonia could actually be infected.


What is a domestic patient status?


A Korean confirmed the patient was a 35-year-old woman (who resides in Wuhan, China) who suffered symptoms such as fever, chills, and muscle pain the day before he entered the country.


The patient replied that she had no visit to Wuhan’s traditional market (including angry seafood market) or contact with confirmed patients and wildlife.


According to Zilbon on December 21, domestic patients receiving sequestration are stable without pneumonia.


Can you cure coronavirus?


According to Professor Lee Se-won (Respiratory Internal Medicine) of Asan Medical Center, it is an RNA virus that can infect both animals and humans, like a coronavirus. In this situation, the body cannot defend itself and medical staff cannot directly cure the virus.


You can just drag the time until your body takes care of making antibodies. For example, if a virus causes breathing difficulties, an oxygen mask can be used, but there is no way to get rid of the virus itself.


Coronavirus still has no cure.

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