Have there been other pandemics caused by coronaviruses?

Have there been other pandemics caused by coronaviruses?

COVID-19 is the first pandemic known to be caused by the emergence of a new coronavirus—novel influenza viruses caused four pandemics in the last century, which is why the response to the new disease is being adapted from existing guidance developed in anticipation of an influenza pandemic.

Is COVID-19 an epidemic or a pandemic?

An outbreak is called an epidemic when there is a sudden increase in cases. As COVID-19 began spreading in Wuhan, China, it became an epidemic. Because the disease then spread across several countries and affected a large number of people, it was classified as a pandemic.

What effect does the COVID-19 pandemic have on people’s personal lives?

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How long will the COVID-19 pandemic last?

It’s too soon to tell how long the pandemic will continue. It depends on many things, including researchers’ work to learn more about the virus, their search for a treatment and a vaccine, and the public’s efforts to slow the spread.

How to handle food safely during COVID-19 quarantine?

1. keep your hands, kitchen and utensils clean2. separate raw and cooked food, especially raw meat and fresh produce3. cook your food thoroughly4. keep your food at safe temperatures, either below 5 °C or above 60 °C; and5. use safe water and raw material.

Can breast milk transmit the coronavirus disease?

The transmission of the COVID-19 virus through breastmilk and breastfeeding has not been detected. While breastfeeding, a mother should still implement appropriate hygiene measures, including wearing a medical mask if available, to reduce the possibility of droplets with COVID-19 being spread to her infant.

How to stay active during the COVID-19 quarantine?

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Can flies transmit the coronavirus disease?

COVID-19 IS NOT transmitted through houseflies. To date, there is no evidence or information to suggest that the COVID-19 virus transmitted through houseflies. The virus that cause COVID-19 spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.

Can masks prevent the transmission of COVID-19?

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