Corona Virus

the Science behind COVID 19 Explained in bullet points

things that you must know about COVID 19

Science Behind Covid – 19

  • Covid -19 is caused by SARS -Cov-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2
  • SARS – Cov – 2 is a strain of Coronavirus
  • Corona Virus are RNA virus. Some lethal varieties are SARS – (2003) , MERS- Cov (most lethal) , SARS-Cov-2

SYMPTOMS:-

  • The symptoms can vary from person to person based on predisposing factors
  • It range from mild to critical

80% patients – Asymptomatic to mild

15% patients – Severe

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05% patients – Critical

SYMPTOMS INCLUDED :-

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Rhinorrea
  • Frost bite (Dermatitis)

LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS :-

Sample —

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Oropharyngeal Swab

Sputum

Investigation of Choice —

Rt. PCR

(Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction)

Genes for Rt. PCR —

Gene N.E & Rd Rp

 

Treatment :-

Currently there is no specific treatment for covid-19. Only Supporting Therapy is given.

 

Requirement of Oxygen:-

In,

80% mild cases – Not required

15% severe cases – Supplemental O2

05% Critical – required ventilation

<1% Very critical – requires ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation)

 

 

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  1. It’s good that as medical student you are making people aware about the Covid-19. The information provided by you is well, accurate and peculiar. I, my friend will share it to maximum number of people.

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