Coronaviruses (CoV) are zoonotic diseases that could lead to the development of serious ailments including Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-SoV).  Corona virus (CoV) are zoonotic diseases that are passed between people and animals.

Experts are of the view that Coronaviruses (CoV) is not deadly when compared to SAARS which claimed the lives of more than 7500 people worldwide. The death toll in China was approximately three hundred during the outbreak of the virus in 2002-2003.

Signs and Symptoms of Corona Virus

Some of the common signs and symptoms of Corona Virus are as follows:

  • Breathing complications
  • High Fever
  • Cough
  • Respiratory issues
  • Shortness of breath

In addition to the above-mentioned issues, people suffer from kidney failure, pneumonia and could even lead to death.

Types of Human Corona Viruses

Corona Viruses are broadly classified into four namely:

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta

Human Corona Virus was first identified in 1960. Some of the most popular human coronaviruses are as follows:

  • 229E (alpha coronavirus)
  • NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
  • OC43 (beta coronavirus)
  • HKU1 (beta coronavirus)

Coronaviruses like 229E, NL63, OC43 are found in people, bats, and camels. SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV are deadly viruses that pass between animals and human beings.

MERS Corona Virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It had a drastic impact on people causing severe illness and spread to more than twenty-five countries. Those suffering from the disease experienced acute respiratory ailments, intense fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

The World Health Organization stated that people suffering from diabetes, acute lung disease, and kidney failure are vulnerable to MERS. They hold the view that one should avoid close contact with camels, cut back the intake of raw camel milk, urine and stop taking undercooked camel meat.

2019 Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus (NCoV) is a type of Coronavirus that triggers mild ailments like the common cold. Those individuals affected with 2019 NCoV will be monitored than patients suffering from common coronavirus. Health care officials are currently striving hard to track the exact source of disease.


The best ways to prevent the spreading of disease is to wash the hands thoroughly, close the mouth while sneezing and coughing.  Cook meat and eggs thoroughly. Resort to alcohol-based hand sanitizer mixed with alcohol especially in the absence of soap and water.

Individuals must avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Therefore, it’s important that people stay at home while falling sick. Take advantage of a standard household cleaning spray and cleanse frequently touched objects.

Those people who have developed fever and symptoms of respiratory ailments must immediately seek the attention of a professional health care provider. The concerned physician might ask the individual to conduct laboratory testing based on the diagnosis. Pay close attention to individuals suffering from CoV and damaged organs. It helps alleviate symptoms of the deadly disease.

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