On 31st of December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, China, a bunch of pneumonia cases had been reported. After the diagnosis and investigation, They found that a new type of coronavirus is attacking the patients. This virus has not been previously identified in human and had known to have come from the bats. That virus is now named COVID-19 (which was previously termed as ‘2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV’). The severity and extent of sickness because of the COVID-19 coronavirus is not fully known, since it has wiped 17% percent of the worlds’ population, one can easily see that it’s deadly.
Effects Of COVID-19 On The Worlds’ Population
Since its outbreak in December 2019, unfortunately the virus has affected more than 8 million people around the world. According to last update on 20 June 2020 by WHO (world health organization) there are more than 8.7 Million confirmed cases with the death toll reaching 461, 715 in 216 countries making it the second largest pandemic since Spanish flu. Luckily, as the virus has spread, more and more people are recovering, defeating the virus through natural immunity. A recovery is only possible if you identify and track the virus within your system timely. Following are some important points to consider if you have hit with COVID-19.
Do Not Expect a Linear Recovery-It’s A Mysterious Virus
Some patients show mild symptoms in the beginning of the illness but, when their first test comes negative, they suddenly fall sick succumbing to weakness or organ failure. Chronic fever is a common symptom almost every patient experience which had the virus. This is both infuriating and exhausting. The constant fever drains you out of every ounce of energy and damages your immune system. It’s a must to take as much rest as possible so that your body can heal and fight the virus at the same time.
When To Get Help-How Would You Know If The Virus Has Hit You
Since all the symptoms are of common cold and flu, how would you know if you are COVID-19 positive? The answer is; this virus is the strongest of viruses ever hit the humanity. Since the impact of the attack of this virus on the body is very strong, you’d feel incredibly week and out of energy. Take it from someone who’s fighting the battle herself, you’d experience:
- Body ache (stronger than the kind you experience in common fever)
- Headache (sometimes stagnant in one spot and sometimes moving from one end of the head to the other)
- Pain in the teeth and jaws making the chewing process difficult or impossible
- Pain in the bones, especially in legs
- Breathlessness, loss of oxygen, difficulty in inhaling oxygen,
- Dry cough (coughing in fits without mucous)
- Thickening of saliva and mucus (you will observe that your saliva has become thick and is hard to swallow, the eating process has become difficult because of the absence of saliva)
- Loss of taste (you won’t be able to distinguish between spicy or tangy or sweet food whatsoever.
- Loss of sense of smell (take a bottle of cologne, a mango and bottle of Dettol out and take a small test. Sniff all three back and forth and see if you are able to catch any of the smell. The virus won’t let you distinguish between three affecting your nasal cavity.
- Metallic after-taste in our mouth after meals (in some cases, bleeding from the throat, redness of the walls of your mouth)
- Loss of appetite
- Fever (the fever may be only 99F to 100 F or may increase up to 103F.
- Dehydration and dryness of lips and skin
- Severe headache
- Breathing discomfort or asthma like symptoms, breathlessness in indoor areas, swelling of your nostrils while inhaling oxygen.
- Continuous sneezing
- Coughing fits
- Shivering and cold
- Heavy sweating (like you have never experienced before)
- Sore muscles
- Sore throat