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How To Protect Yourself From Deadly Coronavirus

Workers at Incheon International Airport South Korea spray antiseptic solution at the arrival lobby to prevent against coronovirus. Photo credit: SUH MYUNG-GEON

Coronovirus is simply a group of viruses that cause diseases such as diarrhea in mammals, birds, cows, pigs and upper respiratory diseases in chicken. Transmitted to humans, the virus causes respiratory infections which are very deadly.

According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are associated with common cold, pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and also affect the gut.

The virus enter the body through nose and mouth, then finds a host cell in the respiratory system, this cell then burst and infects other cells. Photo credit:getbodysmart

Current Occurrence: The disease has been found in The USA, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, France, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Macau, Philippines and the UK.

In China where it has recorded the highest cases, more than 1,975 people have been infected with about 54 dying from the virus.

Symptoms: Running nose, cough, sore throat, fever, high temperature.

Transmission: The virus is transmitted from animals to man and it’s first transmission is assumed to be from a snake at the South China seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, China.

The virus is transmitted through droplets of an infected person’s cough or sneeze and also when touching contaminated surfaces such as door handles, tables and hand shakes.

Prevention According To WHO:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Thoroughly cook meat and eggs.
  • No unprotected contact with live or farm animals.

Degree of Fatality: The coronavirus is so deadly that patients may die within two weeks of contacting the virus. A single carrier of the virus who travelled from the Middle East to South Korea infected 186 people and caused 38 deaths.

Currently there is no cure nor vaccine for the virus. Efforts are being made in China, United States and some other countries to create cure for it.

Difference Between a Coronavirus And a Normal Flu Virus:

Although Coronaviruses and flu viruses cause similar symptoms, they are genetically very different.

Professor Neil Ferguson, a disease outbreak scientist at Imperial College London explains the difference, “Flu viruses incubate very rapidly – you tend to get symptoms two to three days after being infected, but coronaviruses take much longer…

flu virus you become immune but there are lots of different viruses circulating. Coronaviruses don’t evolve in the same way as flu with lots of different strains, but equally our body doesn’t generate very good immunity.” he added.

Similar Deadly Viruses In Time Past:

  1. The 1918 Spanish flu or H1N1 virus that killed an estimated 50-100million people.
  2. Asian flu of 1957 that killed about 2million humans.
  3. Hong Kong flu of 1968 with a casualty of 1million people.
  4. The 2009 Swine flu caused by the same H1N1 virus killed about 575,000 people.

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Boss Gives Female Staff A Brand New iPhone11 For Being So Good At Her Job

A young Nigerian staff of a certain company has raised a lot of eyebrows on social media as she announces that her CEO gifted her a brand new iPhone11 for being so good at her job.

The elated young woman was filled with so much that she cried after receiving the gift.

It’s not very common to find bosses who appreciate their staff with N650,000 worth of gift for being good at their job, so this is really rare and strange to the Nigerian public.

The iPhone receiver Pepee

Meet The Roadside Vulcanizer That Just Graduated With A First Class In Statistics

Mr Isah Adam Husseini is a vulcaniser in Plateau state who comes from a very poor background. He makes a living from the vulcanising craft which pays him a meagre sum.

From his vulcaniser job, he was able to sponsor himself through secondary school where he finished with distinctions. Mr Isah didn’t stop there, he went ahead to enroll into the Department of Statistics, University of Jos and still from his vulcaniser job, he sponsored his university education.

Mr Isah has now graduated with a First Class in statistics from the University of Jos at the age of 30.

His story has gone viral on Twitter as people are calling on well meaning Nigerians to support him gain employment.

Congratulations Isah, you’re an inspiration.

I Got My First International Job At 6months Old In My Mother’s Stomach – Alex Unusual

One of the past stars of TV show Big Brother Naija, Miss Alex Unusual has had a mind blowing conversation with a fan who say she seems to be forgotten by fans as people no longer talk about her.

The concerned fan tweeted that people have forgotten about Alex as they no longer comment on her post, begged that fans should not sideline the reality show star, however, Miss Alex responded differently that most people are in love with the show and not the stars, that’s why after each season of the show, the fans move on to the next set of reality stars.

Another Twitter user was not satisfied with Alex response as he wrote that if not for BBN, nobody would’ve known her and her colleagues. This response did not sit well with Miss Alex as she fumed that she had been getting international jobs and making money since she was 6months old in her mother’s stomach.

Oh well…..

Woman Gifts Her Parents A Surprise Of Their Lifetime

A young South African woman has put smiles on the faces of her parents as she organized a surprise wedding anniversary for them.

The couple

Her parents who have been married for 30years, never planned for an anniversary, and her mother never had the chance to wear a wedding dress, so she took it upon herself to give them a treat of a lifetime.

Her parents couldn’t control their joy, her mum cried the whole time.

Her unsuspecting parents didn’t realize it was their occasion as they thought she was planning her graduation.

She said “14 December 2019, I decided to surprise my parents with 35th wedding anniversary (the whole time they thought it’s my grad party). mind you my mother never had a white wedding i made her wear a white dress and said such dresses r currently in fashion.”

The lady