Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
“Connect, Care, Enhance!”
As the outbreak of Coronavirus reaches to India, we at J. J. Magdum Trust want to do our part to help the society. Through creating and maintaining this website, we want to spread awareness about the Coronavirus as the people that are more aware of the virus and it’s decease can take proper precautionary measures to stay safe.
- To spread awareness about Coronavirus
- To spread awareness about Covid-19 decease, i.e. it’s symptoms, it’s precautions, it’s possible remedies, guidelines, etc.
- To make the procedures laid down by the Central Government of India, Maharashtra State Government and other International Health Agencies more accessible to the people more accessible.
- To share the knowledge, working and thinking patterns, different approaches of different people of streams get known to the students. (Students and Faculty from different fields of studies, i.e. Engineering, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Pharmacy are involved in the creation and maintaining the website. This is an inter-disciplinary project.)