Viruses consist only of a layer of protein that surrounds molecules called DNA or RNA that have a genetic structure. Viruses are very small and have no metabolism. Therefore, they cannot reproduce on their own. Viruses; They can be transmitted to all kinds of organisms, including animals, plants, humans and even microorganisms, including bacteria. They force them into the cells they enter and use them to produce new viruses. Afterwards, they continue to multiply rapidly in the patient's body by destroying the host cell.
Since the corona virus is compared with a round and protruding crown because it is viewed with an electron microscope, they are named with the word corona, which means crown in Latin. Corona virus (COVID-19) was first found in Wuhan, China in December 2019. During the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, the presence of the virus was reported after a test in one patient. Corona virus is a very common virus in animals. The virus is thought to have come out of the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan, China. There are different foods in this market. The most well known is bat soup, which is thought to cause corona virus. It is understood that the virus transmitted from animal to human was also transmitted from person to person. It is known that the disease is transmitted by droplet and contact. The official name of the virus has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2).
Most in corona virus symptoms; high fever, cough and respiratory failure were observed. Runny nose, weakness, headache and joint pain symptoms are among the rare symptoms. Corona virus also has serious consequences. Severe acute respiratory failure, kidney failure, pneumonia and death may result. It causes fever in 90% of virus cases, fatigue and cough in 80%, shortness of breath in 20% and respiratory distress in 15%. Although these symptoms do not seem to differ from normal flu, corona virus can cause death.
In order to stay healthy; eating regularly and healthy, getting enough sleep and dealing with stress are the best measures to be taken against all kinds of diseases. Now let's examine how to protect corona virus.
1-We should wash our hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
2-We should use a napkin during sneezing and coughing. If there is no napkin, we can close our mouth and nose with the inside of our elbow. This precaution, if you are a virus carrier, you will prevent it from infecting the people around you.
3-We should throw the handkerchief once used.
4-You should not touch your mouth, nose and eyes when your hands are not clean.
5-You should avoid close contact with people. There must be at least 1 meter distance between you.
6-When we go out, we should definitely use a mask.
ALWAYS PROTECT SOCIAL DISTANCE. BEAUTIFUL DAYS VERY SOON…