What is coronavirus?
The new SARS-Cov-2 Coronavirus causes a disease called COVID-19. The disease most often manifests itself through symptoms such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath, muscle aches and fatigue.
How often do these symptoms occur?
Severe course of the disease is observed in about 15-20% of people. Deaths occur in 2-3% of patients. These data is probably inflated because many people with a mild infection have not been confirmed by the laboratory.
Who is the most vulnerable?
The elderly, with reduced immunity accompanied by other diseases, especially chronic ones, are a group most at risk of developing a severe variety of the disease and dying.
How to protect yourself against coronavirus?
The virus is transmitted via small droplets in the air. There is currently no vaccine against the new coronavirus. However, other methods of preventing an infection can be used. These methods are also used to prevent other airborne diseases, e.g. seasonal flu (for which the peak falls between January and March of each year).
Where have cases of coronavirus infection been found so far?
The most confirmed cases of new coronavirus infection were recorded in China (99%), mainly in the Hubei province. Other people “dragged” the virus to other countries in Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America and infected more people (e.g. in Germany, France, Great Britain).
The information comes from the WHO website and government websites: the Ministry of Health and the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. Remember to use only proven and professional sources regarding the COVID-19 epidemic.