The Corona outbreak has been characterised by a lot of misinformation which is not underpinned by scientific support.
Below we have aggregated some information which is scientific and will help people in dealing with the virus.
Studies of hospitalized patients have found that about 83% to 98% of patients develop a fever.
About 76% to 82% develop a dry cough and 11% to 44% develop fatigue or muscle aches, according to a review study on COVID-19 published Feb. 28 in the journal JAMA.
Other symptoms, including headache, sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea, have been reported, but are less common.
A less common symptom, loss of smell, has also been reported in some COVID-19 patients according to a science journal, Live Science Reported.
How You Get Affected
Coronavirus like most strains of influenza is transmitted from person to person. Since moist droplets (from a cough) fall to the ground within 3 to 6 feet, patients are most likely to infect people with whom they are in close contact.
Corona infected droplets can also land on surfaces, such as door handles, and infect other people who touch the contaminated surface and then touch their mouth or eyes. That is why there is an insistence on the washing of hands.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, UCLA and Princeton University scientists SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was detectable in the air for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to 2 to 3 days on plastic and stainless steel.
Thus washing hands remains imperative.
A 2003 outbreak of SARS — or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, caused by another type of coronavirus ― is believed to have infected 321 residents of the Amoy Gardens apartment complex in Hong Kong because the virus may have spread through a plume of warm air that travelled through the pipes.