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I’m Responding Positively To Coronavirus Treatment – Prof. Akin Abayomi

Coronavirus Nigeria

Coronavirus Nigeria

The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has come out to say that he is responding positively to treatment after testing positive to COVID-19 virus.

He recently revealed that he is still very committed to discharging his duties.

According to him, he was obliged to let the public know that his status and he is currently under 14 days of self-isolation and treatment at home.

He added that Nigeria is very enthusiastic and hopeful of overcoming the current phase of our collective fight against #COVID-19.

His words, “With utmost sense of responsibility, I am obliged to make it known to the general public that I have tested positive to #COVID-19.

β€œConsequently, I have proceeded on 14 days self-isolation and treatment at home.

β€œNevertheless, I remain committed to continuing to discharge my duties as the Commissioner for Health and Deputy Incident Commander for #COVID-19 responses in Lagos State.”

“I am extremely enthusiastic and hopeful of overcoming this phase of our collective fight against #COVID-19.”

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Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.

Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.

Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.


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