COVID 19-Prepradness- Community Discussions Findings

What is THE corona virus (Covid 19)?
On 31st December 2019, 40+ cases of an unusual viral pneumonia of unknown origin were reported in in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. On the 30th January 2020 WHO declared the COVID-19 virus outbreak a global emergency of Public Health concern. The outbreak has rapidly evolved, affecting other parts of China and 46 countries worldwide including several countries in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and Africa. In Lebanon, 73 confirmed cases have been reported to this day. The virus seems to be transmitted mainly via flu-like symptoms and respiratory droplets that people sneeze, cough, or exhale. Typical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle pain and tiredness. More serious cases develop severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and septic shock. Generally, older people and those with underlying conditions (such as hypertension, heart disorders, diabetes, liver disorders, and respiratory disease) are expected to be more at risk of developing severe symptoms.

Publishing Date: 
Friday, 20 March 2020
Resource Type: