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A Literature Review of Coronavirus Disease 2019 - A Global Pandemic

1Department of Physiology, D.Y. Patil University, School of Medicine, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

2Fellow researcher, D.Y. Patil University, School of Medicine, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

3Department of biochemistry, D.Y. Patil University, School of Medicine, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

4Fellow researcher, KJ Somaiya medical college and research center


American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 2, 45-47
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-8-2-1
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Yash Kripalani, Tanvi Garude, Isha Budania, Chirag Chheda. A Literature Review of Coronavirus Disease 2019 - A Global Pandemic. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2020; 8(2):45-47. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-8-2-1.

Correspondence to: Yash  Kripalani, Department of Physiology, D.Y. Patil University, School of Medicine, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Email: dr.yashkripalani@gmail.com

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in Wuhan, China in 2019 and has spread globally since then being declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic. The general public has very limited knowledge about this virus and hence preventive measures fail, leading to difficulty in its containment. This article focuses on providing detailed information about the nature of this virus and its effects on the human body which will in turn bring about awareness and help in delaying its spread. This can reduce the surge of patients and help the health care system in coping with the outbreak.

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