Corona virus - Effects, Symptoms and Prevention
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Corona virus - Effects, Symptoms and Prevention

Coronavirus- How Can You Prevent Its Deadly Effects

The outbreak of the new coronavirus in China, which has infected more than 9600 people and killed more than 213, is creating panic among people all around the world. Even as health authorities fight vigorously to contain the disease, experts believe that death toll will continue to rise. Although China has taken all precautionary measures and quarantined major cities, the epidemic is quickly spreading to neighboring countries, which include Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, United States, France, Australia, Germany, and India.

What are Coronavirus and how did it originate?

Coronaviruses belong to a family of viruses that cause several ailments ranging from a common cold to a severe form of respiratory diseases. This new form of coronavirus, which originated from a seafood market in the city of Wuhan in China, is named as 2019-nCoV. It is a new strain, which has never been discovered in humans before. While experts are still debating on the main source of origin of the virus, some identify snakes and bats as probable sources of outbreak.

According to the Chinese scientists, the source of the newly discovered virus can be traced back to cobra and the Chinese kraits. These animals were sold live in a seafood market in the city of Wuhan. Regardless of several speculations, the number of people infected with the virus has spiked ten-fold in the past one week, which calls for global concern and international emergency. 

Corona virus - Effects, Symptoms and Prevention

Common Symptoms of Coronavirus

According to the World Health Organization, common symptoms of the infection are sudden onset of severe fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, pneumonia, kidney failure, and in severe cases-death. The virus is believed to have an incubation period of 10-14 days, though there is no specific confirmation.

Experts say that 2019-nCoV might not be as dangerous and lethal as the other two types of Coronaviruses such as the MERS and SARS, which killed more than 800 people all over the world.

How the Virus Spreads?

Coronaviruses are commonly found in animals such as bats, pigs, camels, dogs, cats, snakes, and domestic animals. It seldom affects humans, however, in due course of time; the virus, which mutated began to leap from animals to humans. Tantamount to all viruses, it spreads quickly through droplets- i.e., when the infected person sneezes or coughs, you are susceptible to catching the virus upto three feet of distance. It can also spread if you touch contaminated objects or surfaces and then touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Compared to the others, health workers are at a greater risk of contracting the disease as they seldom take precautionary measures or immunity boosters. Ever since the outbreak in China in mid-December 2019, the disease has spread at a quick pace. The virus is now continuing to spread worldwide which prompted the WHO to declare a global emergency on 30 January 2020. Countries with weaker health systems are prone to greater risks, as they are often unprepared to face such a health crisis. Nevertheless, stringent measures are taken by authorities to contain this life-threatening disease through isolation and quarantine.

Is there a Vaccine to Prevent It?

Unfortunately, no vaccine has been discovered to prevent 2019-nCoV but pharmaceutical experts have already begun working on the vaccine, which may take a year to be legalized. Researchers in China and USA are working round the clock to discover a preventive vaccination and cure for this life-threatening virus.

Other Effective Preventive Measures

As there is no vaccine to prevent the infection, one of the best ways is to avoid exposure to it. However, some preventive measures and immunity boosters will help to prevent 2019-nCoV. It is not always possible to avoid exposure but you can do a few things to minimize the risk of being infected. Some of the most basic tips include washing your hands frequently with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based sanitizer, get good sleep, drink plenty of water, and boost your immune system with vitamin C.

Reload Hydration

Staying hydrated is one of the most effective methods to prevent contracting this virus. Hydration drinks such as Fast&Up Reload is an essential and effective energy drink loaded with electrolytes, vitamins, antioxidants, carbohydrates and minerals. It hydrates and replenishes the body quickly. It also enhances the flow of blood more freely and helps in fighting off disease causing viruses.

Human body needs extra hydration when trying to get well. It replaces the lost fluids due to congestion, vomiting, and fever. Reload hydration drink helps the body to rehydrate itself quickly as it is the perfect amalgamation of electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is also the perfect energy drink after a strenuous work out session as it replenishes lost fluids and energy.
Corona virus - Effects, Symptoms and Prevention
Perfect Combination of Energy and Sustainability

Coronavirus can be prevented by keeping the body hydrated and boosting your immunity levels. A good combination of vitamins such as vitamin C, D, and calcium reduces weakness, muscular cramps, and soreness. Fast&Up Reload is the perfect combination of instant and sustained energy without increasing your sugar levels which is reason enough to choose this hydration drink for electrolyte replenishment. The body quickly absorbs it as it has diluted particles that enhance the rehydration process. Reload is available in tablet form and has a citrus flavor. It is quite convenient and easy to carry while you are on the go. All you need to do is drop the tablets in 250ml of water and drink it.

This hydration drink can be consumed anytime especially when you feel tired and dehydrated. It quickly balances the electrolytes in the body and gives you instant energy, which is why it is often recommended for those who work out strenuously and participate in sports activities. As it replenishes electrolytes, it is also ideal for those who constantly feel tired and fatigued due to age related ailments and other conditions.

Staying hydrated and consuming plenty of fluids is perhaps the best way to stay healthy and prevent diseases during health crisis. So, stop panicking and start recharging your body with hydration drinks and immunity boosters quickly!

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