Coronavirus Disease: Don’t Worry! Don’t Get Scared! We Will Fight It Together!

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  Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and circulate among many different species of animals such as camels, cattle, cats, and bats. These coronaviruses are transmitted from animals to human and also from human to human, causing mainly respiratory tract infections ranging from the common cold to severe pneumonia. The Novel coronavirus outbreak initiated at Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, having some link to large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread and later, spread between humans. 

  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the name given to the 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is the name given to the disease associated with this virus. Previous epidemic diseases like SARS and MERS are also due to the viruses from the Coronavirus family.  

  On 11th March 2020 WHO has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) as a Pandemic affecting more than 100 countries. (To be precise 125 countries).  

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