Author(s): B. V. Naresh

Email(s): dr.naresh119@gmail.com

DOI: 10.5958/2231-5691.2020.00040.4   

Address: B. V. Naresh*
Doctor of Pharmacy, University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 10,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2020


ABSTRACT:
Corona viruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle east respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered was coronavirus disease COVID-19 also known as Severe acute respiratory syndrome-2(SARS COV-2). In a short span, it has captured global consciousness by significantly affecting the day-to-day life of human beings. Currently, as a global pandemic, COVID-19 poses major challenges. It is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person that was first identified in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization has declared this as a Public health emergency of International Concern. Based on the current published evidence, this article summarizes the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, vaccines and prevention COVID-19. This review is in the hope of helping the public and health care professionals effectively recognize and deal with this disease, and providing a reference for future studies.


Cite this article:
B. V. Naresh. A Review of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2020; 10(3):233-238. doi: 10.5958/2231-5691.2020.00040.4


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