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What is COVID-19 aka 2019-nCoV, Novel Coronavirus, nCoV or nCoronavirus? Symptoms and how to prevent Novel Coronavirus Disease.




"CO" stands for "corona", "VI" for "virus" and "D" for "disease", while "19" was for the year, as the outbreak was first identified on December 31st 2019.

11 February 2020



Coronaviruses (CoV)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).This virus is disseminated between animals and humans, thus it is a zoonotic disease. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, and cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.




- Headache and Sore throat.
- Fever
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry cough and Sneeze
- Dyspnoea (Shortness of breath)
- Shaking chills.

Preventions of coronavirus


Preventions of nCoronaVirus or CoViD-19:

There is no vaccine to cure this virus yet. So, the best prevention for this infection is not to be exposed to it. There are many ways to stay away from this fatal disease:

Wash Hands



Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.




If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Avoid Touching Eyes Nose Ears Mouth



Avoid touching your eyes, nose, ears and mouth with unwashed hands.

Social Distancing



Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay Home



Stay home when you are sick.

Cover Cough Tissue



Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.




Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Cook Properly



Make sure that your meat is cooked throughly before consuming and never eat raw meat. You need to cook it well because coronaviruses are sensitive to heat. It will be neutralized at 53 degrees Centigrade. Maybe, now is the time to go vegetarian.

N95 Face Mask



Masks may provide some protection to you and others, but because they are loose and made of permeable material, droplets can still pass through. While face masks are popular, scientists doubt their effectiveness against airborne viruses. Make sure, all the disposable masks are government-certified to filter out 95 percent of harmful particulate matter, but the 3M 8516 N95 Particulate Respirator stood out as the most comfortable mask for long-term wear, as its design gives you space to breathe and has edges that don't push against your cheeks.





For more information about 2019-nCoranaVirus or CoViD-19 (INDIA)

For more information about 2019-nCoV or CoViD-19 : CDC (US)

For more information about 2019-nCoV or CoViD-19: World Health Organization (WHO)