[Jade Writes] Novel Coronavirus: 2020 zombie apocalypse?

2019 Novel Coronavius or nCoV. More than 200 deaths. What exactly is this horrid killer?

nCoV is a strain of coronavirus that caused an epidemic of respiratory disease that started in Wuhan, China. It probably started from an animal and seafood market which meant it started from animal-to-person spread, then it turned into person-to-person spread.

How does it spread?

Usually, it is transmitted when people are near each other and an infected person sneezes or coughs. It is very contagious for old people, children, and sickly people.

What are the symptoms of nCoV?

nCoV symptoms are usually fever, shortness of breath, and cough. It’s quite similar to the typical flu symptoms.

How to avoid coronavirus?

  1. Wash your hands often for 20 seconds, especially before and after eating, after going to the loo, after coughing or sneezing, and after going outside. If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol.
  2. Clean regularly used objects using a household wipe/spray.
  3. Stay away from places with a lot of people.
  4. Boost your immune system by eating lots of fruits rich in vitamin C and other needed vitamins and minerals and also take multivitamins.

If you want to know more about nCoV, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Jade is an 11-year-old homeschooled bookworm. She devours books by Roald Dahl, Lois Lowry, Rick Riordan, and JK Rowling. She plays the guitar, bakes sweet and savory goodies, and tinkers with cool stuff when she has some spare time.