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New Coronavirus Symptoms, the People Infected First had these Problems

The virus that put the world on pause is new, and scientists and doctors don’t know a lot about it. But they are trying their best to learn about it through following patient’s conditions and the course of the disease.

This way, they hope they will learn more about COVID-19 and how to treat it.

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There have been a lot of studies lately, and one of them has shown that some of the patients with Coronavirus had headaches, dizziness, and disorders of consciousness.

A few researchers from Wuhan have conducted this new study, China, and they’ve analyzed 214 patients that had Coronavirus. They’ve found out that almost half of the patients with severe conditions had some disorders of the nervous system.

Almost a third of all examined patients, both with severe and lighter symptoms, had some neurological symptoms.

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There have been 36 patients that experienced dizziness, 28 with headache, and 16 with disorders of consciousness.

Epileptic seizures, ataxia, and nervous system diseases that cause loss of coordination of muscular movements and poor speech have been found with one patient that had a severe clinical condition.

The research also showed that nineteen patients had a hearing impairment and even loss of taste and smell.

The experts still don’t know a lot about COVID-19, for example, why some people have severe symptoms, and others have mild ones. Experts and researchers need to continue their work and find out other specific symptoms because that way, a person can be under medical supervision during the early phase of the disease.

What Happens When We Touch Something Infected?

Self-isolation, social distancing and staying at home are necessary measures in the fight against the coronavirus. However, it’s also necessary for a member of a household to go to the grocery store once in a while, where there’s unavoidable contact with articles that were previously touched by a lot of people.

What if we touch something infected from a store shelf?

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Experts claim that even if that happens, your hands are not an entry point for the virus. If we wash our hands afterwards, we are taking appropriate preventive measures. What’s important is that we don’t put a freshly contaminated hand on our mouth, nose or eyes.

What if we eat something infected?

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The first hypotheses were that the virus came from infected groceries from a farmers’ market in Wuhan, but later research excluded that possibility. It has been confirmed that it isn’t possible to get the disease that way.

The Origin of Coronavirus – REVEALED

As the new coronavirus which causes the disease Covid-19 continues to infect the global population with the number of confirmed cases being over 350.000, there is also a lot of misinformation being spread around as well.

One theory was that the virus was made by scientists in Wuhan, and that it broke out causing a global pandemic. This is highly improbable.

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Experts in the field of microbiology have observed the genetic template of the spikes from the surface of the new coronavirus, which the virus uses to attach to the external cell walls of its host and afterwards enter those cells. Scientists have examined the gene sequences responsible for the two key attributes of these spikes: their method of hooking to the host and entering the cell.

The analysis has shown that the part of the spike called “the hook” has developed to target the receptors from human cells called ACE2. The virus proved to be highly capable of hooking up to the human cells that the scientists have concluded the origin of the spike proteins in SARS-KoV-2 to be a result of natural selection, not genetical engineering.

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Scientists have researched the connection between SARS-KoV and SARS-KoV-2. Through data gathering, we can see that the computer simulations of SARS-KoV-2 mutations show low capabilities of the virus connecting to the human cells. From there on we can conclude that the new coronavirus isn’t man-made. If a person decided to create a deadly virus, they wouldn’t choose one with such poor abilities to latch onto a host. However, nature proved to be smarter than the scientists, going against all odds and making the virus completely different than anything scientists could’ve made.

Another evidence that suggests SARS-KoV-2 wasn’t made in a lab is its molecular structure, which discerns from other known coronaviruses. It mostly resembles viruses found in bats and crustaceans, which were considered to be low-risk for humans due to their unexplored properties.

How did SARS-KoV-2 become a threat to humanity? There are a few theories. The first one is that we got it directly from an infected animal, as was the case with both SARS and MERS. In this case, the animal was probably either a bat or a crustacean. Another theory is that the virus mutated to its current pathogen structure after the virus was transferred to humans.

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If the first theory is true, it could mean bad news because the virus could return causing another outbreak, but if it has to be present in humans to mutate the probability of it happening is significantly lower.