What we know about COVID-19?
What is COVID-19?
When and where did it come from?
At the end of December 2019, China officials disclosed before WHO that they are facing a novel virus which causes pneumonia in the masses of Uhan.
It is believed that the virus crossed over from bats to humans at some point in early November 2019.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 have been described as nonspecific. Most often the symptoms include:
- difficulty breathing
- shortness of breath
- high temperature
- dry cough
Other symptoms have also been recorded including fatigue and body pains. More serius cases develop severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock, which could cause death. People with pre-existing chronic conditions appear to be more prone to serious illness.
If you experience any of the above symptoms and have difficulty breathing, seek medical advice immediately.