By Natalie Rahhal, the editor-in-chief of the American ” health for DailyMail.com
WHAT IS THE DANGEROUS CORONA VIRUS?
About 14 percent of people who develop the disease coronavirus Covid-19-member state to be transported to the hospital with severe symptoms, especially of respiratory diseases and pneumonia. Approximately 5% need intensive care.
But the majority of people with hiv do not suffer from a cough and don’t know, maybe never, that you are infected.
So far, around 51 000 people in the world are not already restored, the corona – virus, and understands that the figures that we have received, a diagnosis.
HOW MANY PEOPLE MOURENT?
Officially, the mortality was up to now a little more than 3%. However, experts believe that the true mortality probably lies somewhere between 1 and 2%. In fact, the majority of cases were not detected by the doctors, or in the official figures, the mortality rate is so inflated.
HOW THIS COMPARES WITH OTHER DISEASES?
The seasonal flu kills about 0.1% of the people. So, Covid-19 is between 10 and 20 times more deadly.
But it is much less dangerous than the SARS virus that has ravaged China in the year of 2003, who killed 10% of the patients.
BUT THE corona virus is NOT, HE is APPLYING JUST?
Yes, but not dramatically. The best estimates suggest that everyone affected by Covid-19 transfers to 2,6 persons in the average. For the flu, this number is 1.5.
IT CAN BE PASSED WITHOUT SYMPTOMS?
At the beginning of the scientist are feared to transmit the carrier, however, can no symptoms. It is now in doubt.
What is likely, however, that those with the mild symptoms of for colds, and go about your normal life – what brings others in danger.
HOW LONG IT takes for SYMPTOMS to OCCUR?
Once again, it is not clear. At the beginning the scientists said that this could take up to two weeks.
But newer evidence suggests that the incubation could last up to a month, especially in children.
But the average is much shorter. A study in china has shown that the average time to onset of symptoms was 5.4 days for adults and 6.5 days for the children.
WHO IS AT RISK?
The virus can affect any of us – a study of 41 first-infected persons and that two-thirds of shows, there was no disease. But the middle-aged people are likely to be – 78% of the infected people in China are between 30 and 69 years.
WHAT IS WITH THE OLD ONE?
Up to now, only 3 percent of the infected have over 80 years of age, but if you fall ill, you are vulnerable. The analysis of 72, 000 cases in China indicate that for the more than 80-year mortality of 15%. For those who in the sixties, the mortality rate of 8%, and for those who in the sixties, to 4%.
WHO IS VULNERABLE?
The ones that you are infected with other diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney problems suffer from serious complications when.
WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?
The children seem to be low-risk. Less than 1% of the cases, the Chinese have less than ten years – and if the children get sick, the virus, it is often a benign form.
However, keep the virus longer than adults.
In the last week, a study found that the virus was still present in the stools of some children during a month in accordance with the contract.
THE GENRE IS IMPORTANT?
Men are somewhat more susceptible to the virus than women. You don’t know why this is so.
HOW DO THE DOCTORS TEST COVID-19?
Anyone who shows any symptoms, especially if it is zone, went in a risk asked to call in advance of your doctor, the emergency room or local clinics.
In this way, the providers of health services can be prepared, wearing masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment, when they meet with the patient possible and accompany in remote areas of the property.
They are tested with a cotton swab that is sent for analysis in one of the 12 laboratories of Public Health England, a process that usually takes between 24 and 48 hours. Every positive test will be tested in the laboratory, PHE main-Colindale.
WHAT TREATMENT IS THE PATIENT?
There is not much you can do, the doctors, the fight against the virus, but you can treat the symptoms – such as fever and difficulty breathing. Anti-viral drugs and antibiotics are also used, mainly in order to avoid problems in the secondary.
In severe cases, the patient will survive under equipment.
There are several clinical studies of potential treatments against the corona virus in the world, one in Nebraska, where at least 13 patients are in quarantine, two of which are in units of biological confinement.
WHAT IS A VACCINE?
Even if the virus is released from Wuhan, there are just a couple of weeks, 20 teams in the world already produce vaccines.
The Chinese authorities made the DNA code of the virus at the beginning of the epidemic, the scientists immediately set to work.
In the United States, at least 30 companies and research institutions in the race for the manufacture of a vaccine to make.
In the last week one of these companies, Moderna, sent his candidate-vaccine in the United States, stating that the vaccine was ready to begin clinical trials.
Nevertheless, the us health authority say that it is probably more than a year before a vaccine actually.