Connect with us

Disease

Why and How Coronavirus Fatality Rate is Lower Than MERS & SARS?

Published

on

Coronavirus fatality Rate

If you compare the health risks of coronavirus COVID-19 with previous epidemics like SARS and MERS, it is spreading at faster speed but fatality rate is much lower but making it one of the highest contagious disease of the decade.    


How Deadly is Coronavirus in Humans?

As per the studies WHO till now most patients have only mild symptoms and the death rate appears to be between 2% and 5%.

By comparison, seasonal flu has an average mortality rate of about 0.1%, but is highly infectious with up to 400,000 people dying from it each year globally but that can be cured with specific medicines with the advance medical facilities.

Global Scenario of People Dying due to COVID-19

As per the WHO, virus appears to particularly affect those over 60, and people already ill. In the first large analysis of more than 44,000 cases from China, the death rate was 10 times higher in the very elderly compared to the middle-aged

As per the latest reports around 3100 people died due to COVID-19 infections while overall cases reached at 90,000. And till now around 73 countries and territories become the victim of this virus and more untouched likely to get infected soon.

Death are Based on Different Factors

The fatality rate of the disease is based on several factors like where and how patients is being treated, their age, severity of the disease and any kind of other pre-existing health conditions patients already suffering from past days.

As per the studies conducted by the Chinese center for disease control and prevention, the virus mostly affected older people with preexisting health problems. And the data suggests a person’s chances of dying from the disease increase with age.

Coronavirus Fatality Rate by Age

The research showed that patients ages from 10 to 19 yrs had the similar chances of dying from COVID-19 as patients are in the age group of 20-30 yrs, while it much more fatal in the people ages of 50+. And around 80% cases are mild and as per the experts, mild cases are not reported as some people are no visiting hospitals for the treatment.  

COVID-19 Fatality Rate by Sex

Data Source

This probability differs depending on sex. When reading these numbers, it must be taken into account that smoking in China is much more prevalent among males. Smoking increases the risks of respiratory complications.

Is Coronavirus More Dangerous than Flu?

We can’t compare mortality rates because many people with mild flu symptoms choose never to visit a doctor. So we don’t know how many cases there are of flu, or any new virus every year. As the data evolves, scientists will develop a clearer picture of who would be most at risk should a coronavirus outbreak arrive in the UK.

Also Read: Difference Between Coronavirus vs Cold vs Flu vs Allergy

The basic advice from the WHO is that you can protect yourself from all respiratory viruses by washing your hands, avoiding people who are coughing and sneezing and trying not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. The preventive measures can help you to stay away from this virus and avoid the fatalities, especially if you are old or already sick.   

Also Read: How to Get Prepared for Coronavirus: What You Should Do and Don’t?

Source: Times of India, Business Insider & BBC

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disease

What are the Causes of Sensitive Teeth: 5 Reasons of Sensitivity?

Published

on

causes of sensitive teeth

It could be challenging for you to eat cold, hot and sour foods or drinks if you feel sensitivity in your teeth or gums. And in some of the critical situations, you can even face a sensitivity problem while breathing cold air and brushing or rinsing your mouth.

However, these kinds of syndromes usually evident after the age of forty or above and there are many curing techniques to fight with such problems. Below you can read the most common causes of sensitive teeth or gums and some useful measures to relieve from it.

Top 5 Reason for Sensitive Teeth

#1 Due to Age Factor

Sensitivity problem is very common after a certain age and most of the people after their fourth or fifth decade of life face teething troubles. However, nowadays owing to many other environmental factors and unhealthy lifestyle changes, folks at the young stage of life also facing teeth sensitivity problems.   

Also Read: What Causes Grey Hair At A Young Age: Reasons for Premature Greying

#2 Hard or Excessive Brushing

As per a senior Dentist in Jamaica, if you regularly use a hard bristle brush for your teeth or do brush with excessive pressure, then your tooth enamel will be getting wear down and also cause your gums to become sensitive towards cold or hot foods or beverages.

Also Read: Why Is It Important To Brush Your Teeth At Night: Health Benefits

#3 Use of Teeth Whitening Products

To remove the yellowness in teeth, people use cosmetics made dental care or teeth whitening products containing harmful ingredients like baking soda, peroxide which can affect tooth nerves and can easily cause sensitivity problems especially if your teeth dentin is already exposed.

Also Read: How To Keep Your Teeth Whiter With Braces: 5 Ways for White Teeth

#4 Due to Gum Related Problems

If you have gum related problems, then you can feel the sensitivity in your teeth. Actually, gum problems can cause a sensitivity problem in two ways – one it teeth decay and enamel breakdown which uncover the dentin and another is, an infection that affects the teeth roots and causes gums disease.   

Also Read: Top Six Foods Need to Avoid Bad for the Health of Teeth and Gums

#5 Due to Past Dental Treatments

Sometimes dental procedures like root canal treatment, filling, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, crown & bridges can also cause sensitivity problems. So if you have earlier gone through such dental care and treatment process and now feeling sensitivity, you need to again visit at the same dentist to get the treatment for teeth sensitivity.

Also Read: What Are The Side Effects Of Root Canal Treatment: Disadvantages

All the above factors can be major causes of teeth sensitivity and if you are already facing it, then you can cure it with few preventive measures like – Brush gently & use of soft bristle brush, use toothpaste specially meant for sensitive teeth, and avoid excessive cold or hot and acidic foods like oranges, tomatoes & lemons.

However, at the initial stage of teeth sensitivity you can control such problems but for serious illness visit at the nearest dental care clinic and consult the doctor for complete medical treatment and cure. Here the dentist will recommend the best treatment for tooth sensitivity and if there is a major problem it will be cured and treated professionally with right dental procedures.

Continue Reading

Disease

5 Things You Don’t Know About Coronavirus: New Research & Studies

Published

on

Things You Dot Know About Coronavirus

Coronavirus or COVID-19, became one of the worst pandemics of the century, infected millions and killed tens of thousands of people globally. The virus is deadly, as there is no vaccine developed yet and it is a very highly contagious disease.

Declared as a pandemic and people know lots of things about this deadly virus, like its symptoms, how it spread, what are precautions you need to take to keep yourself protected, and what are the possible remedies and treatments, etc.

But since this virus has been found, it has mutated itself and now there are different symptoms and new things are caming out by various research and studies. So, you need to read what you don’t know about COVID-19 and be aware of this deadly virus.    

Five Things You Still Don’t Know About COVID-19

Things You Still Don’t Know About COVID-19

#1 Men are Dying More Compared to Women

As per the report published in Aljazeera, men are dying more compared to their women. In China, 2.8 percent of men who caught the virus had died, compared with 1.7 percent of women who contracted it. While in Italy, where the death rate is currently 7.2 percent for men and 4.1 percent for women.

Men Dying more compared to Women

Likewise, South Korea, where extensive testing was carried out, despite showing that the proportion of women who tested positive for the virus was higher than that of men, about 54 percent of the reported deaths were still among men.

men vs women death rate due to covid 19

Also Read: Why Young People are also Dying Because of Coronavirus: 4 Reasons

Similarly, in other countries, men are more getting infected and also dying higher compared to their female counterparts. And as per the doctors and medical experts, the main reason behind this is, unhealthy lifestyle, excessive smoking or drinking habits, week immune system, hormonal differences and extra X chromosome in women compare to men.  

#2 Many Patients are Losing their Sense of Smell

As per the research and new studies, patients suffering from coronavirus infection are losing their sense of smell. Though, as per the British Rhinological Society, post-viral anosmia is one of the leading causes of smell loss in adults, accounting for up to 40% of cases.

patients losing smell due to coronavirus

And in a few countries, at least 61 percent reported reduced or lost sense of smell, that the mean onset for reduction or loss in the sense of smell was 3.4 days. And in many countries cases, 73% patients lost their sense of smell prior to coronavirus diagnosis.   

#3 Smokers, Diabetics, Hypertensives Can Suffer Strokes

As per the new studies and research on COVID-19, people suffering from coronavirus infection and having chronic diabetes, hypertension, smoking or bad health conditions can also suffer from unusual strokes or even heart attacks with deadly consequences. 

Strokes due to coronavirus

Covid-19 infection presenting with cerebrovascular accident (stroke) up to 5 to 6 percent, from different studies. And, as per the studies in US, certain young persons have also presented for the first time with stroke due to COVID-19.

#4 COVID-19 in Semen and Can be Sexually Transmitted

Coronavirus is reaching everywhere. As per the recent studies in China, Coronavirus was found in the semen of recovering and acute male COVID-19 patients. Though it remains unknown, according to the CDC, whether the disease can be transmitted sexually. 

coronavirus in semen fact check

In the study, originally published on JAMA Network Open and conducted in Shangqiu, China, six patients—15.8%—of 38 COVID-19-positive males had the virus in their semen. And four of those men with COVID-19 in their semen were at the acute stage of infection, while the other two had already recovered.

coronavirus in semen

Though, the research neither confirms nor denies whether the virus can be sexually transmitted or not. As researchers did not follow up with the participants to determine the duration of coronavirus in their semen and whether the men had spread it to their sexual partners or due to any other sources of transmission. 

#5 There are 10 Different Types of Coronavirus

Seems very amazing to listen, but you are reading correctly. Yes, coronavirus has mutated itself into different forms and now 10 different types of COVID-19 virus are infecting people globally also making it difficult for medical science to research and develop the right vaccine or medicine for the treatments for every virus.

different types of coronavirus

As per the research from the 3,600 coronaviruses sample collected from 55 countries from December 2019 to April 6, 2020, for their study coronavirus had evolved into multiple types during its initial spread in China and the rest of the world.      

Currently, there are 11 types of coronaviruses that are classified into O, A2, A2a, A3, B, B1, O, and so on, including type O which is the ‘ancestral type’ that was first originated from its epicenter in the city of Wuhan, China.

Also Read: New Coronavirus Myths And Facts: 16 Myth Buster Graphics by WHO

Continue Reading

Disease

Why Young People are also Dying Because of Coronavirus: 4 Reasons

Published

on

young people dying coronavirus

Coronavirus or COVID-19 has infected all the age groups of people globally, and its true old age people are mainly and easily getting infected and die due to this infection. But do you know many young people are also dying because of this disease?

And recently researchers have identified reasons why young who are fit and healthy could be dying of the new coronavirus COVID-19. Though, mostly aged people are dying, but it also a true, number of younger people – with no known health problems – have died in the UK or other nations after testing positive for the disease.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN, wrote in his article, all about the reasons behind the death of young people due to coronavirus. So let’s find out what Dr. Gupta wrote and find out the reasons.  

4 Reasons Young People Dying Due to COVID-19

#1 Variations in the Genetic Factors  

Dr. Gupta said, “One possibility is a gene variation in the ACE2 gene. ACE2 is an enzyme that attaches to the outer surface of cells in the lungs, as well as the heart.” Coronavirus uses such enzymes to enter airway cells and finally into the lungs.

Also Read: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Coronavirus: New Research & Studies

Scientists studying are analyzing the DNA of patients who had serious cases of COVID-19 and no underlying health issues such as diabetes or heart or lung disease, and comparing it with the DNA of those with mild or no pre-existing disease at all.

#2 Depletion of Vital Fluid in the Lungs

As per Dr. Gupta – Another possible factor is that pulmonary surfactant – a fluid secreted by the cells of the tiny air sacs in the lungs – becomes depleted in COVID-19 patients.

This fluid helps the lungs to expand and contract normally, but when the supply is depleted that function is disrupted, the air sacs can collapse and it becomes much harder to breathe for the patients who then supported with ventilators.   

Also Read: How Exactly Coronavirus Attacks, Infects & Affects Body to Death

Moreover, Dr. Gupta also wrote, if you think of your lungs as a sponge, surfactant would be the detergent which would make them soft and pliable. Without surfactant, however, your lung becomes stiff and hard to squeeze making difficult for patents to struggle to breathe even when they are put on the ventilator.  

#3 Highly Sensitive Immune System

In the study, researchers are also looking into the human immune system and how it responds to viruses and bacteria. As it is very much possible that a healthy immune system could lead to severe problems among young people.

Also Read: How To Make Immune System Stronger: 5 Ways To Boost Your Immunity

The third reason Dr. Gupta wrote: “In some young, healthy people, a very reactive immune system could lead to a massive inflammatory storm that could overwhelm the lungs and other organs. In those cases, it is not an aged or weakened immune system that is the problem – it is one that works too well.”

#4 Negligence in Taking the Precautions

The fourth and last reason, there is a possibility some young people thinking they are healthy and invincible, and therefore taking fewer precautions or ignoring social distancing rules to prevent themselves from catching coronavirus.

Those people “have been exposed to much larger viral loads from the environment or suffering from flu, Dr. Gupta added. In the UK, the most seriously affected patients have been the elderly and vulnerable, according to Government statistics.

Also Read: Difference Between Coronavirus vs Cold vs Flu vs Allergy: Graphic

In its most recent update, on March 31, the Office for National Statistics wrote: “The vast majority of deaths involving COVID-19 have been among people aged 65 years and over (100 out of 108), with almost half (45) of these occurring in the over-85 age group.”

In US 29% Patients are 20–44 years

In the US, as of March 16, a total of 4,226 COVID-19 cases had been reported, with reports increasing to 500 or more cases per day beginning March 14.

 Number of new COVID-19 cases reported in US in February 12–March 16, 2020: Image Source

Among 2,449 patients with known age, 6% were aged ≥85, 25% were aged 65–84 years, 18% each were aged 55–64 years and 45–54 years, and 29% were aged 20–44 years. Only 5% of cases occurred in persons aged 0–19 years.

Watch Video: Why Young People Are Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Sources: Mirror UK, CNN & CDC

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Latest Posts

how does listening to music help reduce stress how does listening to music help reduce stress
Health3 days ago

How Does Listening To Music Help Reduce Stress: Benefits of Music

Stress is one the major cause of depression among people making difficult for them to live normal life. People overthinking...

applications of image annotation applications of image annotation
Artificial Intelligence3 weeks ago

Top 5 Applications of Image Annotation in Machine Learning & AI

At the time of developing the AI models through machine learning (ML) first and most important thing you need, relevant...

types of medical diagnostic imaging types of medical diagnostic imaging
Artificial Intelligence3 weeks ago

Types of Medical Diagnostic Imaging Analysis by Deep Learning AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have enough potential to make various tasks in the healthcare industry possible with accurate...

trade between india and china trade between india and china
Economy4 weeks ago

How Much India-China Export and Import from Each Other Annually?

Amid the tension rising between India and China at the border, Indian folks are demanding to boycott the Chinese products...

facts about sushant singh Rajput facts about sushant singh Rajput
Bollywood4 weeks ago

5 Interesting Facts About Sushant Singh Rajput You May Don’t Know

Sushant Singh Rajput – One of the emerging actor of Bollywood, who committed suicide on 14th June 2020, has shaken...

social media content moderation social media content moderation
SMO1 month ago

What is Social Media Content Moderation; How it Works & Why it is Important?

Social media is one of the most widely accessible online platforms people use to share their personal views, opinions and...

Tips for Hourglass Body Tips for Hourglass Body
Fashion1 month ago

How to Dress Hourglass Figure Casually: Six Clothing Fashion Tips

Having an hourglass figure would be lucky for you. With this curved body shape, you could have the best body...

causes of sensitive teeth causes of sensitive teeth
Disease2 months ago

What are the Causes of Sensitive Teeth: 5 Reasons of Sensitivity?

It could be challenging for you to eat cold, hot and sour foods or drinks if you feel sensitivity in...

disadvantages of drinking cold water disadvantages of drinking cold water
Health2 months ago

Why Is It Bad to Drink Cold Water: Dangers of Drinking Cold Water

In summers thirstiness level surges, and you drink lots of water. And most of the people look for cold water...

most amazing animals in the world most amazing animals in the world
Environment2 months ago

15 Most Amazing Animals in the World You Have Never Seen: Images

Nature is amazing and habitation of a wide variety of animals. There are about 8.7 million (give or take 1.3...

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

en English
X