The world is finally getting to grips with the pandemic, but the new pandemic has created an additional challenge: The spread of coronaviruses, which have infected an estimated 70 million people in recent years.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the virus has killed an estimated 6.7 million people since its discovery in 1947, with more than 1.1 million of them diagnosed.
So what does this mean for your life?
Here are some things to know.
What is the pandemics cause?
The coronivirus was first discovered in 1947 in England, and spread quickly through Europe.
People often reported feeling sick within hours, or even days, after symptoms appeared.
The symptoms typically began in the abdomen, such as fever, headache, nausea and vomiting.
The virus could also spread to the brain, spinal cord, lungs and muscles.
The disease usually was found in people who were already sick or had symptoms that were already chronic.
How are coronavides spread?
When you become infected with the virus, your body can transmit the virus to another person.
These infections are not transmitted via saliva, blood, semen or vaginal secretions.
The transmission can happen in people with certain medical conditions, such a high fever or cough, or people who are not taking any medication.
For more information, visit the CDC.
What should I do if I have symptoms of coroniviral infection?
If you are experiencing symptoms of a coronaviral infection, you should get medical attention.
Symptoms usually include fever, shortness of breath, headache and abdominal pain.
You should also call your doctor if you experience any other unusual symptoms.
If you feel you have been infected, contact your local health department.
How do I know if I am infected?
Coronaviral infections can be treated.
Treatment can include antibiotics, antiviral medications and vaccines.
In the United States, treatment is typically offered through the CDC and state health departments.
In addition, health care providers can prescribe medications to help manage the symptoms.
Other ways to control the virus include: getting vaccinated with the vaccine