ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Mini-Review on Recent Outbreak
Authors : Muslek Uddin Mazumder
Keywords : Coronavirus Disease-2019, World Health Organization, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-II, Lopinavir, Quarantine.
Issue Date : May 2020
Abstract :
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19, previously 2019-nCoV) originated from the Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China and has spread to all most of the countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance. As a result on 11 March, 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as pandemic. The rapid transmission of the disease and asymptomatic transmission makes the disease as a major global health concern. Human-to-human direct contact and droplet transmission are thought to be major route of transmission the disease. The incubation period is also assumed to be 2-14 days. Various drugs and vaccines are under clinical trials for the control of pandemic disease. Some drugs are used for the relief of pneumonia associated with COVID-19. The spread of the disease can be possibly stopped by maintaining personal hygiene and social distancing like avoiding any gathering and self-quarantine. Healthcare workers (HCW) are in quite susceptible to the infection, thus care should be taken for them along with providing them personal protective equipment kit for the containment of the disease.
Page(s) : 77-79
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 11, No.05