Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with 4 human viruses causing mild colds in all age groups. The virus looks like it has a crown, hence the name. The family also includes viruses from animals that can infect humans in a process called zoonosis. This form of infection has caused severe pneumonia and death, such as the new virus coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan and Hubei region of China. Previously, we have seen similar disease with the Severe Acute Respiratory Virus (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Virus (SARS) viruses [ UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN ]
The original new coronavirus infection probably came from an animal and infected humans. Now it infects people through sneezing and coughing, but also through contact with virus-contaminated surfaces [ UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN]
Common symptoms are respiratory symptoms with fever, fatigue, cough and very rapid or labored breathing. Severe symptoms may include pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, renal failure and death[ UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN]
Below you will find 5 facts that will make you take this disease seriously
the true number of infected people
The British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported that the company “Tencent” technology to enrich the lives of Internet users, which is the second-largest company in China, may have inadvertently leaked the real number of deaths and injuries caused by the new Coronavirus, claiming that it is much higher than the official figures announced.
The newspaper added that reports that Tencent had inadvertently inserted coronavirus figures on its website, Saturday, to show that infections reached 154,023 infected people, and 24,589 deaths, which was 10 times more than the declared infections, and 80 times the reported deaths According to the newspaper. [ Alhurra channel ]