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WORLDSIGN | Coronavirus cases now 100,000, virus symptoms, health advice, updates about vaccine

March 10, 2020

[Alessio]: As of Friday
last week, more than 100,000 people now
have been infected with coronavirus. At least
3,000 people worldwide have died from it. China still has the highest
number of cases as well as the death toll. South Korea has more
than 6,000 cases. Iran has nearly 5,000 cases
while Italy has nearly 4,000. The virus now has
spread to more than 90 countries. Ecuador,
Ireland, Monaco and Qatar are among the latest
countries to report the cases. At least 55,000 people
recovered from the virus. [Alessio]: The coronavirus,
also known as COVID-19, is believed to have originated
from a seafood market in Wuhan, China. It was first reported in
December 2019 and now has spread worldwide. It is believed that the
virus came from an animal, but it is still too early
to determine exactly which animal and exactly how it
was transmitted to humans. Common symptoms of the
virus include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath,
breathing difficulties, diarrhea,
and general body aches. More severe cases include
high fever, pneumonia, kidney failure, or death. The risk of death depends
on age, sex, and general health. Coronavirus
patients who are elderly or have underlying serious
health issues may face a higher risk of death. [Alessio]: The Coronavirus
is transmitted from human to human. There are three ways the
virus can enter your body: eyes, nose, and mouth. For prevention, health
experts urge people to wash hands frequently with soap
and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizers. Avoid touching eyes, noses,
and mouth with unwashed hands. Use tissues or elbow
when coughing or sneezing. When using the
tissues, discard them right after use. A mask should be worn
when you are experiencing symptoms of the virus or
when you are near someone who has the symptoms. According to the experts,
the best defense is to maintain proper hygiene,
eat healthy food, and get plenty of sleep. This way, it strengthens
the human immune system which is crucial for
fighting the virus. [Alessio]: No vaccines
or cure are currently available for the
treatment of COVID-19. Health officials and
pharmaceutical companies around the world are
racing to develop them. The World Health
Organization (WHO) has reported that more than
20 potential vaccines are currently in development. It would take at least a
year for any vaccine to be developed, tested, proven
effective, and be approved for distribution. In the United States,
45 healthy volunteers are participating in a clinical
trial for an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. -Thank you for watching
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1 Comment

  • Reply TrapStar March 10, 2020 at 4:20 am

    great content keep up the great content

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