Coronavirus Symptoms, Causes, Types and Treatments

What is Coronavirus?

A coronavirus is common in animals and typically affects humans. It causes mild to moderate upper-respiratory infections like an infection in the sinuses, nose, or upper throat.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses and circulate among animals, like bats, camels, and cats. Most of the coronaviruses are not dangerous. Only, few cause illness in people. In the United States, Coronaviruses infections are more likely to spread in the fall and winter months.


Coronaviruses get their name from Latin word corona, which means crown. Coronavirus identified in humans in the 1960s. It found in the noses of some patients suffering from the common cold.

Causes of Coronavirus

Coronavirus spreads by touching an infected person or touching items used or touched by an infected person like a towel, doorknobs, etc.

Symptoms of Coronavirus infections

Symptoms of coronaviruses are similar to the upper-respiratory infection such as common cold, sore throat, cough, and runny nose. Other symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or tightness

Precautions for Coronavirus

  • Always use a mask when going to the outside.
  • Avoid close contact with infected people.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with hand sanitizer or antibiotic soap and warm water.
  • Do not touch your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not go outside when sick.

Treatments of Coronavirus

There is no treatment of coronavirus. You can prevent to get infected yourself by some precautions.

  • Take over-the-counter medicines for pain, cough, and fever.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink fluids.
  • Don’t give aspirin to children and cough medicine to children under four.

The bottom line

As we know, there is no cure for this disease, so we should take precautions to not infected with this disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 warning for the present outbreak of coronavirus and notifying travelers to avoid travel to China and infected area if not necessary.

General Faqs

Is coronavirus dangerous during pregnancy?

According to a 2014 study, coronavirus can be dangerous during pregnancy. The MERS coronavirus may cause stillbirth. SARS version may cause maternal death, spontaneous abortion, and critical maternal illness.

Does coronavirus cause death?

Yes, In some cases, it causes death due to the failure of the respiratory. MERS variant is responsible for around 30 percent death, While the SARS variant is responsible for around 10 percent death.

Is there any treatment for coronavirus?

No, this is incurable, but you can take precautions to prevent it.