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A layman’s Guide to Coronavirus - Symptoms, Precautions & Treatment

Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. During epidemics, they are the cause of up to one-third of community-acquired upper respiratory tract infections in adults and probably also play a role in severe respiratory infections in both children and adults. In addition, it is possible that certain coronaviruses cause diarrhoea in infants and children.
 
Human coronaviruses probably account for five to ten per cent of all acute upper respiratory tract infections in adults. It can cause mild flu-like illness to pneumonia-like presentations.
 
Fact: There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses: 
 
1. Human coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E)
 
2. Human coronavirus OC43 (HCoV-OC43)
 
3. SARS-CoV
 
4. Human coronavirus NL63 (HC