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.