Overview of the Novel Coronavirus

Overview of the Novel Coronavirus
Coronaviruses constitute a big family including viruses that can cause colds, and in some cases can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Most cases of infection with this virus are simple. However, Coronavirus, which has recently appeared, is considered a new one that we do not yet know a lot about its characteristics and ways of its transmission. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is working currently alongside with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the international experts to learn more about it.
Based on the cases discovered up till now, the symptoms have included fever, and cough, that may be accompanied by suffocation and difficulty in respiration. The symptoms may worsen to include acute and fatal respiratory disease.
According to the limited information which is available so far, there is no yet accurate scientific evidence identifying the way through which the virus can be transmitted from one person to another. But, there are sayings that it's similar to the other kinds of Coronavirus, which includes the direct contact with patients, direct transmission through droplets expelled from the patient during coughs and sneezes or indirect transmission through touching surfaces and devices contaminated with the virus, and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes.
Also, there is no available vaccine or a qualitative treatment for this novel virus so far; given that, health care is provided to the infected persons through alleviating symptoms and endeavoring to treat its complications.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) does its best to observe this disease, know the ways of its transmission and protection, and provide the integrated health care for the infected persons. The MOH also collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and a number of international medical centers specialized in gathering information about the disease. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has created this site with the aim of providing information about this disease, and supplying the community and concerned persons with the developments as well as the ways of protection against this disease.

Last Update : 07 May 2014 11:12 PM
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