The common cold is not the only cause of cough here in the USA. There is another common cold-related condition that is called COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This is a life threatening condition that can result in emphysema or chronic bronchitis, which both are very dangerous conditions. The symptoms for COPD include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest congestion, heavy breathing and at times even chest pains. People with this condition are at risk for stroke and heart attack.
COPD-NCR is brought on by a virus called SARS -Crovid-19. Those with severe underlying health conditions such as lung or heart disease or diabetes seem to be in higher risk for getting more serious complications form CO VID-19. Symptoms for COPD include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest congestion, heavy breathing and sometimes even heart attack. Other names given to COPD are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, AIDS related emphysema and pulmonary embolism. The virus is contracted through direct contact with a patient’s contaminated blood, secretions or bodily fluids.
Researchers have found two types of viruses that can cause this condition. One is the “sars-cov-2”, a kind of virus that have been around for decades, but none of its identified counterparts have ever been isolated and tested in the lab for this condition. This means that there is no current treatment, but that researchers are on the verge of discovering a new agent that will cure patients with this kind of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Another strain that researchers have found is called the “red zone”. It is part of the larger family of coronaviruses, which includes the “roviruses” that cause strep throat, Lassa fever and Influenza. There is no cure for this virus, but researchers have already found that it does have some potential to prevent and fight other illnesses and infections. This is the reason why the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been particularly interested in investigating the possibility of a vaccine for this condition. In their recent study, they administered vaccinated mice to those that were carriers of the “red zone” strains of this virus and found that the infection caused much milder symptoms in the mice than in the non-infected animals. Because this disease only affects humans with compromised immunity, if the new virus can be successfully translated into a drug that can fight off other diseases and infections, it could potentially be a breakthrough in treating and preventing COPD.
Because researchers have yet to find an agent that will allow them to directly target the protein that causes COPD, the main way that researchers are using drugs against the condition is through improving the way that the body acts to combat disease. This is done through the development of better vaccines. So far, the only known vaccine for COPD is Covid-19, which is manufactured by the GlaxoSmithKline Company. This vaccine has shown great promise when it comes to slowing the progress of the disease in people who already have it. However, it still doesn’t hold the promise of preventing future health complications in the future, as researchers are currently trying to figure out how best to create a compound that will target protein levels in lung tissues.
It’s not just the United States that’s trying to figure out ways to prevent COPD from spreading. As news of the new discoveries about the potential dangers of the virus spreads, more countries are watching the effort to develop vaccines that could stop this disease. One such effort involves creating face masks for public places, such as hospitals. Although we don’t yet know the full implications of placing these face masks in public places, it seems obvious that it would be possible to make the materials that would be used to make the masks, as effective as possible. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration is looking into the matter and is expected to unveil some new information by the end of the year.
So far, the new coronavirus being studied in the field of medical research are focused on strains that are related to one of the four different types of flu. This means that researchers will want to study the interactions between the strains to see if it’s possible to produce a vaccine that would be able to protect against all of the different types of flu. In the meantime, there are several steps that the public can take to try to reduce the risk of catching the new covid-19. One of these is to avoid areas of high traffic, as well as areas that are prone to large outbreaks of the condition. It’s not clear how widespread these recent increases in the cases of the condition is in the United States right now, but the concern is definitely present, and is being addressed.
There are several studies that have looked at the question of what role the shoes plays in whether or not a person contracts covid-19. The results of these studies vary, but all point to the importance of being very careful when wearing shoes, and specifically about shoes that are used for sports. For volleyball players, the shoes were found to be highly susceptible to the condition if they wore the same shoes for at least five days in a row. Researchers estimate that the excessive wear of the shoes would lead to a ten-fold increase in the amount of virus that was picked up in the same amount of time. This finding has led to recommendations that more studies be conducted into the role that the shoes play in virus transmission, and into how they could be designed to provide an extra level of protection.