The deadly Corona virus hits Africa.

Corona-viruses (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). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known corona-viruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

By the beginning of 2020, the deadly epidemic made its way out on media waves attracting international concerns globally.

As per today’s writing, 81,017 virus cases have been registered and among this 2,765 deaths have been received and 30,187 lives recovering from the epidemic according to world meters.

In Africa, what has been news about corona is now reality as the first case of the disease has been registered in Northern Algeria.
According to alarabiya.net , the Algerian ministry of health confirmed the first case in the country as a 17 year old Italian was diagnosed positive with the virus.

Through the state TV, the Algerian minister of Health elaborated on how the case was able to be identified.
“Through our vigilance  system deployed on land, air and marine entry points to our country, we where able to identify the infection and the suspect is under quarantine to prevent further infections”

However, as we pray unto the living lord to grant us life and heal our land out of the virus, COCIS NEWS urgues you to take precautions for prevention is better than cure.

The Standard recommendations we give you 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.

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