- What is Coronavirus?
- Where did the outbreak start?
- Symptoms of Coronavirus
- How Coronavirus Spreads?
- How to prevent getting infected by Coronavirus?
- Homeopathy Prevention (Genus Epidemicus) for Coronavirus
- Advice for Travellers
Coronavirus, which is making headlines in the media worldwide since January 2020, is a new strain in Coronaviruses family that has not been previously identified in humans. This virus is also known as Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or Wuhan Coronavirus.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Several cases of pneumonia were found in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China in the end of December 2019. The virus did not match any other known virus. This raised concern because when a virus is new, we do not know how it affects people. Later Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus. The new virus is a coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS. This new virus was temporarily named “2019-nCoV.” This deadly virus has claimed 170 lives in China till this article was written. Other 21 countries had confirmed cases; however no deaths till this time.
Often a coronavirus causes upper respiratory infection symptoms like a stuffy nose, cough, fever, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and sore throat. The coronavirus can also cause middle ear infections in children. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia (an inflammation of the lungs), severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. This new virus appears to pose a particular risk for elderly people and those with pre-existing illnesses.
In most cases, you won't know whether you have a coronavirus or a different cold-causing virus, such as rhinovirus.
Most coronaviruses spread the same way other cold-causing viruses do: through infected people coughing and sneezing, by touching an infected person's hands or face, or by touching things such as doorknobs that infected people have touched.
Almost everyone gets a coronavirus infection at least once in their life, most likely as a young child. In the United States, coronaviruses are more common in the fall and winter, but anyone can come down with a coronavirus infection at any time.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. Recommendations to reduce exposure to and transmission of illness are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
- Clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water frequently;
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing see your doctor early and share previous travel history with your doctor;
- When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
- The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
- Practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.
Coronavirus is preventable with homeopathy. Not only Coronavirus but any other epidemic can be kept under control with homeopathy using well selected "Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus". The homeopathy medicine which is selected as Genus Epidemicus is given to healthy people in that particular region to prevent the illness. In the past homeopathy has helped in epidemics many times in different parts of the world.
In epidemics, a large number of people have same symptoms. The symptoms of this group are studied and most similar homeopathic remedy is selected as the "Genus Epidemicus" for that epidemic. This Genus Epidemicus is administered to all healthy people around so that they get immunity against that particular disease. In past epidemics it is observed that number of new cases reduced significantly after administering Homeopathic Genus Epidemicus. The same method is being followed for current Coronavirus outbreak. We came out with Genus Epidemicus for prevention of Coronavirus as soon as disease picture became clear.
Homeopathic preventive medicine i.e. Genus Epidemicus should be given to all healthy people of all ages. Infants as well as elder persons can take this medicine. It is safe for pregnant and lactating women also. Homeopathic medicines are extremely safe and don't have adverse effects or side effects of any kind.
If you are travelling to China (or any other part of the world where Coronavirus cases are being found), it is recommended not to travel there unless absolutely needed. Please go through the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel Advice page updated from time to time at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/travel-advice for latest travel update.