the coronavirus of this is the first of the year see on that please go back to our first video to get the introduction about what exactly is this coronavirus of twenty nineteen they’re calling it as it turns out it was discovered on the last day of twenty nineteen December thirty first so what are the symptoms and what’s going on with this virus clinically so there was a great article that was published in the lancet just recently about this about forty-one patients that came into the hospital there and were diagnosed with molecular technique to show that they actually have the virus for the coronavirus in those patients about forty-one ninety-eight percent of them had fever seventy six percent high cough.
Anne’s fifty-five had shortness of breath.
It was lacking here was the sneezing runny nose that type of thing that you would expect to see with the regular virus those are kinda lacking here what did they find this is a pretty good indication of if you’re sick enough to go to the hospital this is what you might expect so just so you’re aware one hundred percent of these were confirmed with molecular technique of being the twenty nineteen N. C. O. V. E. which is the coronavirus so what was the median age was forty-nine so these are not old people seventy-three percent of them were men.
And surprisingly only thirty-two percent had underlying comorbidities.
Now what’s interesting is that sixty-six percent of these people that were hospitalized were exposed to that specific meat market.
And as I mentioned there was one family grouping that seems to have gone to this meat market they came down with this virus what’s concerning is that it took about eight days to develop the shortness of breath in those patients who did develop shortness of breath after the illness so in other words there was an incubation period of maybe about a week or two and then there was the illness that lasted for eight days and then there was the shortness of breath and what did that shortness of breath of the two in a hundred percent of the cases there were signs of pneumonia on chest CT and twenty-nine percent of these patients developed a R. D. S. which is a pretty serious and significant one disease leading to the last statistic here was that the mortality was fifteen percent so there are about six patients that died as a result of this and one of them was a young man that had no comorbidities at all and so that’s actually rather concerning so what about treatments.
Well, the turns out the treatment are just support of.
Which means if they’re dry you give them fluids which means if they can’t breathe you put them on a ventilator but there is no medication that is going to speed up the effects of the virus to get out of your system more quickly so in terms of actual specific treatment there is no medication but there are a drug company colds.
Regeneron which is looking into treatment and has some promising developments and there is no vaccine however the United States N. I. H. is saying that they’re actually developing one shortly so what is actually being done about it well as of this recording there are about thirty-five million people in China that are on lockdown.
And it’s all around this area called Wuhan.
So what should you do well I would avoid going to move on at this point number two if you have traveled to Wuhan and you get sick make sure you call a medical professional immediately and make sure you tell them that you are sick and that you’re from Wuhan in that area and make sure that you take appropriate precautionary measures of isolation before you go and listen to what their advice is in terms of how to present yourself so that you don’t spread this virus to somebody else this is a developing story will be giving updates as they come in but at this point, it seems as though the worst is not over yet and the number of people that are affected continues to rise to well over thirteen hundred stays tuned for more thanks for watching this video.