Coronavirus outbreak: Symptoms and precautions in light of recent studies

Coronavirus outbreak: Symptoms and precautions in light of recent studies
Coronavirus or Covid-19 disease, which can cause cough, fever and breathing issues, is spreading around like a wildfire around the world and has already affected more than 111,000 people.

Ever since Coronavirus outbreak, researchers and scientists are analyzing it to understand more about the disease.

Here is a complete guideline of Coronavirus symptoms and precautionary measures in the light of latest studies.


Latest studies have revealed that Coronavirus symptoms take minimum five days to appear. Anyone who is symptom-free by day 12 is unlikely to get further symptoms, but they can still be infectious carriers.

Coronavirus attacks the lower track of respiratory system and therefore, cough, fever and shortness of breath are all symptoms of it. Some signs of flu and strong allergies can overlap with these systems but a proper medical checkup can tell the difference.

The main symptom that sets the flu or Coronavirus apart is a higher fever that doesn't break.

In case of Coronavirus, fever and temperature typically stay for a long period of time, like days.

Coronavirus can be deadly for some - typically elderly people with pre-existing health conditions like breathing issues.

Precautionary measures:

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid close contact with people who are unwell. People are also advised to avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Use extra tissues for cleaning hands and nose and dispose them properly. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Another effective step is to get flu vaccine, which will reduce the burden on health services if the outbreak turns into a wider epidemic.

Moreover, people have also been instructed to avoid live animal markets and raw meats altogether.