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   COVID-19, was discovered due to Wuhan virus pneumonia cases in 2019, and was named by the World Health organization on January 12, 2020. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause colds and more serious diseases such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The new coronavirus is a new coronavirus strain that has never been found in humans before. 




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    Since December 2019, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China hascontinued to carry out surveillance of influenza and related diseases, and found multiple cases of viral pneumonia, all of which were diagnosed with viral pneumonia / pulmonary infection. Subsequent patients had a history of South China seafood market exposure or family dinners, suggesting animal-to-person spread and person-to-person spread. On January 7, 2020, researchers detected a new type of coronavirus in patient specimens.






Main Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Common signs of a person infected with a coronavirus include respiratory symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


People with any of these signs, need to seek emergency medical care immediately.  

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

There is currently no specific treatment for diseases caused by the new coronavirus. However, many symptoms can be managed, so they need to be treated according to the clinical situation of the patient.


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