What is a Novel Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a zoonotic virus that can be transmitted from animals to human beings; however Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that has never been found in humans before. It can cause mild to severe life-threatening illnesses ranging from the common cold to Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, commonly known as MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV respectively.
SARS-CoV affected humans and was transmitted by civet cats; whereas, dromedary camels were the source of transmission of MERS-CoV strain to humans. Coronavirus does have many strains that have been found in animals but do not infect or affect people.
7 Common Warning Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus
Most of the patients who were diagnosed had one or all of the below-mentioned symptoms.
83 percent of the Novel Coronavirus patients reportedly had a high fever when they were admitted. The scale of fever has been from mild to high temperatures. Some of the patients were brought in a critical condition on the verge of dying.
81 percent of the patients who were diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus, was showing signs of cold and consistent cough, some were even suffering from violent episodes of coughing.
3. Shortness of Breath
Out of all the patients admitted around the world, one-third had complaints of shortness of breath. This is obvious because Coronavirus is notoriously infamous for attacking the respiratory system of human beings. This shortness of breath also results in complaints of chest pain, nausea and vomiting.
4. Muscle ache and Organ function damage
Another major symptom of Novel Coronavirus is the unusual body and muscular pains. Patients have been complaining about mild to severe aching of muscles and even suffering from signs of organ malfunctions and failure is certain cases of death.
Just like any other viral disease or fevers in humans, headache is another very common symptom reported amongst patients suffering from Novel Coronavirus.
Confusion or dizziness can be related to shortness of breath and headaches, as the virus attacks the respiratory system in people, it may affect the proper supply of oxygen to the blood resulting in dizziness.
Most commonly known as “runny nose” Rhinorrhoea is a symptom where the patient’s nasal cavity is filled is an excessive amount of mucus fluid. Rhinorrhoea is again one of the most common symptoms found in patients suffering from viral infections.
Although 89 percent of the patients suffering from Novel Coronavirus were either diagnosed with or displayed one or more of the previous mentioned symptoms. But these 7 symptoms are not the only signs, there are chances that other related even severe symptoms may appear such as acute renal injury, acute respiratory conditions, septic shock, unilateral pneumonia, bilateral pneumonia, multiple mottling, and ground-glass opacity. If you notice any of these symptoms developing in someone, act fast and seek medical assistance immediately.