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Unraveling the Origins and Spread of COVID-19: Understanding the Causes and Transmission of the Virus

Causes of COVID-19: COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can affect both humans and animals. They can cause mild to moderate respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses can lead to severe diseases that may result in pneumonia and even death.

Many health experts believe that the new strain of coronavirus likely originated in bats or pangolins. The first transmission to humans occurred in Wuhan, China. Since then, the virus has primarily spread through person-to-person contact.

The CDC recommends that everyone wear masks in public places where it is difficult to maintain a 6-foot distance from others. This will help reduce the spread of the virus by asymptomatic individuals or people who do not know they have contracted the virus. Cloth face masks should be worn while continuing to practice social distancing.

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause illnesses in animals and humans. An example of a coronavirus is the strain of the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV), known as SARS. SARS spread rapidly in 2002-2003.

The new strain of coronavirus is called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus causes the disease COVID-19.

Around 80% of people with COVID-19 recover without needing specialized treatment. These people may experience mild flu-like symptoms. However, 1 in 6 people may experience severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing.

The new coronavirus has spread rapidly in many parts of the world.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. A pandemic occurs when a disease spreads across large regions and people have no immunity to it.

What Caused COVID-19? According to Medical News Today, the recent outbreak began in Wuhan, a city in the Chinese province of Hubei. Reports of the first cases of COVID-19 began in December 2019.

Coronaviruses are common in certain species of animals, such as cattle and camels. While transmission of coronaviruses from animals to humans is not common, this new strain likely comes from bats, although one study suggests that pangolins could be the source.

However, it is not clear exactly how the virus spread to humans.

Some reports trace the first cases to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan. It is possible that from here, SARS-CoV-2 began to spread to humans.

COVID-19: Understanding the Causes and Transmission

Causes of COVID-19

When to Contact a Medical Professional You should contact your doctor:

If you have symptoms and think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 If you have COVID-19 and your symptoms are worsening Call your local emergency number if you have:

Difficulty breathing Chest pain or pressure Confusion or inability to wake up Bluish lips or face Any other severe symptom or concern Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency department, call ahead and let them know that you have or think you may have COVID-19.

Tell them about any underlying conditions you may have, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

Wear the most protective mask you can that fits well without gaps and that you will use, unless it makes it too hard to breathe. This will help protect other people you may come in contact with.

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