Mini Review
Volume 4 Issue 6 - 2021
Coronavirus Pandemic- A Mini review
Ahuja S* and Malviya A
Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding Author: Ahuja S, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
Received: March 26, 2021; Published: May 04, 2021




Abstract

The coronavirus disease was declared a global pandemic by WHO in March 2020. The virus, which has its origin in bats, started from Wuhan in China and rapidly spread to the entire world leading to increased morbidity and mortality. The spread is via droplet infection. The primary symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, dyspnea and malaise. It is known to cause increased complication in cases with pre-existing comorbidities and in the elderly. Confirmatory diagnosis is by nucleic acid amplification testing though a rapid antigen test with shorter turnaround time is also approved. Prevention by home isolation of cases and contacts and appropriate sanitization is very crucial to limit the spread of infection.

Keywords: COVID-19; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); RT-PCR

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Citation: Ahuja S and Malviya A. “Coronavirus Pandemic- A Mini review”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 4.6 (2021): 01-04.

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