Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 7 - 2020
Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Out-break: A Review
Showkat Ahmad Bhat1, Sabhiya Majid2, Azher Arafah3 and Muneeb U Rehman2,3*
1Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College Srinagar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Muneeb U Rehman, Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College Srinagar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India and Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Received: April 25, 2020; Published: June 18, 2020


There is a new public health crisis threatening the world with the emergence and spread of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). COVID-19 epidemic of coronavirus disease originating in Wuhan, China become a key public health challenge for the whole world and World Health Organization announced this epidemic as public health emergency of international concern. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans and has not been previously identified in humans. The virus originated in bats and was transmitted to humans through yet unknown intermediary animals in Wuhan, Hubei province in China during the month of December 2019. Till date 96,000 reported cases and 3300 reported deaths because of COVID-2019. The disease is transmitted by inhalation or contact with infected droplets with incubation period of 2 to 14 days. The symptoms are usually fever, sore throat, dry cough, breathlessness, fatigue while many people are asymptomatic. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) may progress to pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and can cause multi-organ dysfunction. Currently diagnosis is done by demonstration of the virus in respiratory secretions by special molecular tests like real-time reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR), Radiological examinations (chest CT). It is paramount to implement infection control practices by infection source controlling, transmission route blocking, and susceptible population protection. Early preventive measures can be home isolation of suspected cases and those with mild illnesses and strict infection control measures at hospitals that include contact and droplet precautions. In conclusion time alone will tell how the virus will impact lives in world and in India. Future outbreaks of such viruses and pathogens of zoonotic origin are likely to continue, so apart from curbing this outbreak, efforts should be made to devise comprehensive measures to prevent future outbreaks of zoonotic origin. From Research studies and review papers it was concluded that Base line testing for symptomatic patient should be started with leukocyte counts, C-reactive protein, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and D-dimer were also observed at high.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19); Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV); Sources, Transmission Route; Pathogenicity; Symptoms


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