Coronavirus is now making an entrance in a really dangerous new phase and it might become unstoppable. In the past 70 years, scientists have concluded that only animals like mice, rats, dogs, turkeys, horses, cattle and pigs are more prone to coronavirus. But recently it was reported that this deadly virus got an outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and it is reaching other countries too. They have named it as COVID-19 or 2019-nCOV. We know you might be afraid about the outbreak of this virus; but every problem has a solution, so Don’t worry! Just take some preventive steps for your health safety.
Be very careful where you are turning for the latest researches and rapidly changing scenario. It’s hard to fight the level of convenience of the internet but there are high chances of misinformation also. So, here is all the information in nutshell about the virus and its prevention!!
What to Know About Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a unique class of enveloped, non-segmented, positive-sense RNA genome of about 30kb which possess an amazing replication strategy. Coronaviruses have got their name from their structure, crown-like projections on their surfaces and hence, corona in Latin means “halo” or “crown”. These are referred to as zoonotic which means they can be transmitted between animals and people. Coronavirus usually affects respiratory tracts of birds and mammals which involve humans also.
Why Do You Need to Know About This Novel Virus?
According to the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) and World health organization (WHO), there are around 10,000 confirmed cases and 213 deaths have been reported after 31st of January and there is a probability that 99% cases have occurred in China. This virus has further traveled to 26 other countries which might have been caused when someone has traveled from China to other countries. And this is possible that the infected person can spread it before knowing about their sickness. Government authorities have warned all the citizens to avoid traveling in Iran due to the suspected cases of coronavirus.
Clinical Manifestations You Need to Know
Coronavirus immediately invades the respiratory tract through the nose, having an incubation period of 3 days. The infected may show some symptoms which include nasal obstructions, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue, cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath and exacerbated asthma. Some people with other chronic health conditions and low immunity may develop a severe form of pneumonia.
Are We All at Risk of Getting Infected With the Coronavirus?
It doesn’t seem that anyone is capable of becoming naturally immune to this virus and anybody can catch this. This can pass from one person to person at a high transmission rate. It’s better to follow some basic protective measures against the virus and protect others by following precautionary measures.
How are Coronavirus Infections Spreading?
An asymptomatic person may be shedding the virus which could make others ill. There are chances that viruses could be present on frequently touched surfaces like a door knob and it has been reported by WHO that virus may survive for a few hours.
Some of The Ways That Can Contribute in Transmission are
- Touching or shaking hands frequently
- Touching Your Eyes or Mouth without washing your hands after coming in contact with the infectious surface or living being.
- If the infected person is traveling from one place to another
How to Get the Infection Diagnosed?|
Certain clinical criteria are being followed for this Novel Virus. CDC has given proper guidelines for laboratory professionals while handling the specimens of a person under investigation. ELISA and PCR are performed other than blood tests and analysis required for respiratory diseases
Can Coronavirus Infections be Prevented?
Although there is currently no vaccine that has been developed to prevent coronavirus disease. CDC has recommended some preventive measures that help prevent the spread of the virus.
Few Practices Can be Added in Daily Life
- Avoid having close contact with an infected person.
- Try to stay at home if you are sick
- Cover your mouth with a tissue while sneezing or coughing and properly discard the used tissue.
- Make a habit of disinfecting the frequently touched objects or surfaces.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers which should have 60% alcohol in it.
- Clean your cell-phones, mouse, and keyboards with an antibacterial wipe.
- Try to keep to your hands away from the mouth and nose after using toilets.
- While shopping in stores wipe the shopping trolley with wipes before touching.
- If you feel like having the symptoms then try to distance yourself from society for the well-being of society and country.
What are The Protection Measures for Persons Who Have Recently Visited the Infected Areas?
Besides following the guidelines and preventive measures mentioned above, in case, if you have visited any suspected or infected place or country, it is better to stay at home until you recover. If you have felt unwell with even mild symptoms of cold and flu, you should immediately seek medical advice.
Natural Treatment and Preventive Measures by the Ministry of Ayush
According to an advisory issued by the ministry of Ayush, there are some Ayurvedic practices which have been suggested as preventive measures-
- Drink ‘Shadang Paniya’, a classical formulation easily available in the offline as well as online Ayurvedic Stores, which includes Musta, Parpata, Usher, Chandana, udeechya, and Nagara. You can store this decoction in a bottle and drink whenever you are thirsty.
- Use the N95 mask while traveling.
- Practice Pratimarsa Nasya which means instill two drops of sesame oil in each nostril.
- Practice a healthy lifestyle and diet practices.
Contribution of Planet Ayurveda to Counteract Coronavirus
Planet Ayurveda is offering natural supplements for the management of the symptoms of Coronavirus which include Giloy capsules, Immune booster, Aller-G care Capsules, and many others.
1. Giloy Capsules
Giloy capsules have been formulated from pure extracts of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which are loaded with immune-modulatory properties and considered as a natural Rasayan. This helps fight every type of infection in the body and to reduce the fever.
Dosage– 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.
2. Immune Booster Capsules
Immune booster is another amazing herbal remedy which helps in fighting allergic reactions and viral infections. These capsules contain therapeutic herbs like Amalaki, Bhumi Amla, Bovine colostrums and Grape seed which acts synergistically in combination which provides longevity and inner power.
Dosage– 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.
3.Aller-G Care Capsules
These capsules give the best results in allergic reactions and can be helpful in managing symptoms of coronavirus which affect the respiratory system such as cough, running nose, and shortness of breath. Herbs in this combination possess anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.
Dosage– 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.
What are The Food Items Which can enhance Immunity Effectively?
Certain food items that should be added in the diet for enhancing immunity includes papaya, kiwi, sunflower seeds, spinach, ginger, omega-3 fatty acids, and dry fruits.
So, let’s protect us as well as others against the Deadly Coronavirus emerging in the area by eliminating its root cause and share a healthy and infection-free environment.