Review Article
Volume 16 Issue 07 - 2020
Controlling COVID-19 in Humans
Italo M Cesari
Emeritus Senior Researcher, Laboratorio de Inmunoparasitología, Centro de Microbiología y Biología Celular, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), Caracas, Venezuela
*Corresponding Author: Italo M Cesari, Emeritus Senior Researcher, Laboratorio de Inmunoparasitología, Centro de Microbiología y Biología Celular, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), Caracas, Venezuela.
Received: March 27, 2020; Published: June 04, 2020


The surprising pandemic of the respiratory syndrome disease COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has forced scientists, clinicians and/or health professionals to rapidly dedicate themselves to study with celerity and depth not only on the causes of the disease and pandemic but also how to address antiviral strategies, applying the best knowledge available to avoid contagion, decrease transmission, identify the subsequent phases of the infection, and avoid the most serious pathological consequences of this disease: respiratory and cardiovascular distress, multiorgan failure and death. On these bases, in the present work we wanted to review and to discuss on the CoV-host interactions, commenting possible ways to control COVID-19 in humans from the perspective of an integrated use of crossing strategies: sanitary control, direct antiviral treatment, use of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and other agents, with micronutritional support of infected patients, as a challenging contribution to handling and control COVID-19 infections..

Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Virus-Host Interactions; Antiviral Treatments; Disease Control Strategies


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