Coronavirus is not a single virus, it's a large family of viruses that can cause illness ranging widely in severity.
The first known illness was emerged in China way back in 2003. It is known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A second outbreak began in 2012 in Saudi Arabia with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The latest addition to the corona virus family is SARS-CoV-2 (also known as COVID19) which emerged in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, China. It is believed that this virus is a result of natural evolution. Outbreaks in past were linked with civets(SARS) and camels(MERS) while the researchers proposed bats as the most likely reservoir for COVID'19.
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear. The main symptoms to look out for are
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Stay safe, stay calm and be aware of these kinds of myths.
Eating garlic will help prevent infection with the new coronavirus
Although garlic is a healthy food with some anti-microbial properties, there is no evidence that it can protect people affected with coronavirus disease
Antibiotics are effective in preventing and treating coronavirus
No, antibiotics only work against bacteria. COVID' 19 is a virus and no antibiotic can treat it
Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites
Coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an affected person coughs or sneezes, not through mosquitos
Social distancing is just an over reaction which will only create panic, it does not work. The virus will spread anyways
China proved the fact that social distancing can greatly help reduce the spreading of virus. Stats from past pandemic also portray the same.