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COVID 19 - The Present Pandemic



COVID-19 : COVID-19 or Novel Corona Virus is an acutely

        infectious disease caused by a newly discovered Pathogen belonging

       to the group of related viruses that cause diseases in Mammals &

       Birds ; Other Corona Viruses are SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory

      Syndrome, outbreak in 2003), MERS( Middle East Respiratory Syndrome,

       outbreak in 2002) ; The medical name of Novel Corona Virus is

      SARS-COV-2 ; Most people infected with Covid-19 will experience mild to

     moderate respiratory illness & recover without requiring special medical

     treatment ; Only older  people & people with underlying medical problems

     like Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Respiratory Disease & Cancer are more

     likely to develop serious illness ; The unique feature of  Covid-19 is that it

     spreads rapidly from human to human through droplets of saliva or discharge

     from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes ; As of today, no

     specific vaccine has so far been invented to prevent this disease which has

     already spread throughout the world  within a short period of  time & already

     has been declared to be a Pandemic by WHO ;

    The first outbreak of Covid-19 was at the Huanan Seafood Market, Wuhan,

     China on 17/11/2019 ; From there it rapidly spread to Western Europe &

     USA ; Till now, the worst affected countries are USA, Italy, Spain, China,

     England etc ;

     In India  first Covid-19 case was reported on 30/01/2020 ; As of now it is

      still rapidly spreading on a world-wide scale ; The total number of affected

      persons at this moment (4 PM, 22/04/2020) is over

     2 Million Coronavirus cases,  as recorded globally with a death toll of 1,74,573

     people ; In India the confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 15,109 persons

      with a death toll of 603 people ; 

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