Outbreak of COVID-19: An Overview
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Keywords

Corona virus
Covid-19
Novel corona virus

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Dr. Rucha Tipare, Dr. Ramesh B. Kothari, & Dr. Sunil Natha Mhaske. (2020). Outbreak of COVID-19: An Overview. VIMS Health Science Journal , 7(2), 60-65. https://doi.org/10.46858/dvvpf.j.

Abstract

In late December 2019, a previous unidentified coronavirus, currently named as the 2019 novel coronavirus, emerged from Wuhan, China, and resulted in a formidable outbreak in many cities in China and expanded globally, and affecting more than 25 countries. The disease is officially named as Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19, by WHO on February 11, 2020). It is also named as Severe Pneumonia with Novel Pathogens on January 15, 2019 by the Taiwan CDC, the Ministry of Health and is a notifiable communicable disease of the fifth category. COVID-19 is a potential zoonotic disease with low to moderate (estimated 2%–5%) mortality rate.(1) Person-to-person transmission may occur through droplet or contact transmission and if there is a lack of stringent infection control or if no proper personal protective equipment available, it may jeopardize the first-line healthcare workers. Currently, there is no definite treatment for COVID-19 although some drugs are under investigation. To promptly identify patients and prevent further spreading, physicians should be aware of the travel or contact history of the patient with compatible symptoms.(2)

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