7 Most Common Respiratory Diseases – Symptoms and Treatment
Compared to the other respiratory disease on our list, COVID-19 is a new disease and as such the related information is limited. Health specialists all around the world are still investigating aspects such as its spread, risk factors, symptoms and treatment. Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 6 new symptoms of the new coronavirus.
What we do know so far is that the novel infection affects humans as well as animals and it is believed to have originated in a wet market (a place that sells live animals among other produce) in Wuhan, China. It can spread from person to person through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
Symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, lack of taste or smell.
Prevention: wash hand thoroughly, wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Read more on coronavirus here:
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