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Coronavirus Infections

Coronaviruses are common viruses that most people get some time in their life. They are common throughout the world, and they can infect people and animals. Several different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness. But, some coronaviruses can cause severe illness.

Coronaviruses probably spread through the air by coughing or sneezing, or by close personal contact. If you get infected, symptoms may include

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by washing your hands often with soap and water, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. There is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection. There are no specific treatments. You can relieve symptoms with pain and fever medicines and rest.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Symptoms of Coronavirus Infections

The following features are indicative of Coronavirus Infections:
  • mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness
  • runny nose
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fever

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Common Causes of Coronavirus Infections

The following are the most common causes of Coronavirus Infections:
  • MERS-CoV coronavirus
  • SARS-CoV coronavirus

Risk Factors for Coronavirus Infections

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Coronavirus Infections:
  • contact with infected person

Prevention of Coronavirus Infections

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Coronavirus Infections. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • avoid touching eyes
  • avoid touching nose
  • avoid touching mouth
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick

Occurrence of Coronavirus Infections

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Coronavirus Infections cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Extremely rare less than 1000 cases

Common Age Group

Coronavirus Infections most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged > 50 years

Common Gender

Coronavirus Infections can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Coronavirus Infections

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Coronavirus Infections:
  • Molecular Tests: To diagnose active infection
  • Serology Tests: To detect previous infection in people who may have been exposed to the virus

Doctor for Diagnosis of Coronavirus Infections

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Coronavirus Infections:
  • Infectious diseases specialist

Complications of Coronavirus Infections if untreated

Yes, Coronavirus Infections causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Coronavirus Infections is left untreated:
  • pneumonia
  • respiratory failure
  • heart failure
  • liver failure

Self-care for Coronavirus Infections

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Coronavirus Infections:
  • Wash hands frequently: Helps in preventing infection
  • Wear disposable gloves: Helps by preventing infection
  • Wear surgical mask: Helps by providing protection against infection
  • Wash personal items: Helps by preventing infection

Is Coronavirus Infections Infectious?

Yes, Coronavirus Infections is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
  • spread through droplets when someone with the disease sneezes, coughs, or talks
  • face-to-face contact with infected person
  • spread through touching contaminated objects such as telephones, doorknobs and elevator buttons

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Coronavirus Infections.
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