Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness ranging from a common cold to the more severe MERS and SARS. There are different Coronaviruses: 229E, NL63, HKU1. Right now, we’re fighting against the latest strain of this virus: COVID19.
How dangerous is it?
Although fatality is at 3.4%, we’re seeing more and more people recovering from it. 94% of the affected have recovered. What’s alarming is that the number of cases and deaths are increasing.
Get a real time update on the number of cases here:
Dos and Don’ts in the time of the virus:
What to do if you think you’ve been exposed:
The first thing you need to do if you think you’ve been infected is inform your place of work and family or anyone else you’ve been in close quarters with.
Secondly, it is necessary for you to be in quarantine, so you don’t infect anyone else. Get tested ASAP. Be sure that it isn’t a false alarm. Depending on how severe the case is, the doctors will suggest a course of action.
On the bright side:
Today, due to major scientific advancement in the community, we’re better equipped to tackle such epidemics. It took us only 3 days to come up with a test for the virus.
The virus can be contained, provided we all work together to do so. However it is imperative to exercise caution and take the necessary precautions to prevent it from spreading even more than it has, or catching it yourself. There’s really no need to panic, as long as you are aware about your surroundings.
Zandu offers a variety of products that can help build immunity. This gives you the ability to fight the virus. But please beware that this is not a cure for the virus and you might still get infected. However, you will be better prepared to fight it off.