Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe.
As cases of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continue to rise worldwide, preliminary estimates suggest that older adults may be particularly susceptible to the respiratory illness, which can cause pneumonia and symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath.
“The data coming out of China continues to say that the people who are at higher risk for severe disease and death are those who are older and with underlying health conditions,” said Nancy Messonnier, M.D., director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
So, to be on the safer side, please do follow the measures given below
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If you see these Symptoms, do consult the doctor to be safe from CoV:
2. High temperature/fever
3. Shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
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You can follow these Preventive Measures against Coronavirus; according to the WHO:
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap
2. Maintain social distancing
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
4. Practice respiratory hygiene
5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
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