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Coronavirus and how to avoid it

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, Coronavirus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Thursday 27th February 2020, first case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos, Nigeria.

These are Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread:

Regular hand washing.

Covering  mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.

Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs.

Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Stay Safe

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