For almost half a year, a disease called COVID-19 has been spreading all over the world and scientists are still trying to find a vaccine against this disease. Coronavirus infects thousands of people every day and until now it’s not clear how to stop it. Many countries still have quarantine to protect people from infection. But the disease has mutated and some regions in the Middle East are faced with its new type – MERS.
There are simple rules that each of us must adhere to to protect ourselves and our family. Signs and symptoms of MERS coronavirus are similar to many diseases such as colds, flu, and more. But often we do not even suspect that we have such a diagnosis and do not notice the first signs.
What are the First Signs of MERS-CoV?
Different types of coronaviruses cause inflammation in humans. Scientists have also found certain cases of infection in animals, including pets. The first sign and symptoms of MERS coronavirus are:
- shortness of breath.
This type of virus is more complex but it is also difficult to determine because people do not pay attention to it and see the simple flu.
The first cases were in China and Southeast Asia – then it was an epidemic that began in early 2003. Then the disease went to 23 countries in America, Europe, and Asia, but this did not lead to its strong spread. Now, the virus has returned, but the number of infection cases is less than from COVID-19.
Epidemiologists do not yet know exactly how the new virus appeared. Perhaps, it was the result of a mutation of an existing kind. Novel coronavirus symptoms are more pronounced, therefore this type of disease is easier to detect than a present subspecies of coronavirus.
How to Avoid Infection?
Almost all viruses of this type are easily destroyed by simple hygiene rules and conventional disinfectants. Such methods can prevent the infection and spread of the disease. It is important to:
- isolate sick people;
- wash your hands more often;
- do not touch objects in public places;
- wear protective medical masks.
If you notice the first signs of coronavirus then consult a doctor. Strictly follow his recommendations so as not to harm your health through self-medication.
How to Start Treatment on Time?
This type of virus spreads by drip (by coughing and sneezing of an infected person). But scientists believe that MERS is not very contagious, otherwise, there would be more sick people. To protect yourself, it is important to remember that viruses are very unstable to external influences. The first sign of this coronavirus is a sharp rise in the temperature, then cough and breathing problems appear.
In some cases, MERS coronavirus signs and symptoms are not detected at an early stage and then the patient gets complications in the form of pneumonia and even death. At-risk are middle-aged men who have other lung diseases. It is important to check yourself for the virus to receive proper treatment at an early stage. Many people do not pay attention to the first symptoms and then their degree of illness becomes incurable.