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COVID-19 Infection: Epidemiology, Virology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment

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Avneet Kaur, Vijay Bhalla, Mohammed Salahuddin, Syed Obaidur Rahman and Faheem Hyder Pottoo*   Pages 1 - 15 ( 15 )

Abstract:


Coronavirus was first discovered during the year 1930 and since then vrious coronaviruses like HKU1, MERS-CoV , NL63 and SARS-CoV-2 had been found to infect humans. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 is spreading at an alarming rate thereby created health emergency around the world. SARS-CoV2 is reportedly to be originated from wet animal market of Wuhan, China. Since then the world is searching for effective way to manage and treat the COVID-19 infection. The infections has already multiplied with several folds compared to the number of person infected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. In order to fill the gap of knowledge about this virus, several evidences are required to control it so more lives could be saved. The present review is based on the publicly available literature in order to explore the knowledge regarding epidemiology, virology, diagnosis, clinical features, pharmacological and therapeutic ways to treat the novel coronavirus. This can be helpful in offering novel insights and potential therapeutics in fighting this disease.

Keywords:

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cytokine syndrome, SARS-CoV-2, Vaccines, Clinical trial.

Affiliation:

SGT College of Pharmacy, Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon, Haryana-122505,, SGT College of Pharmacy, Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon, Haryana-122505,, Department of Animal House, Institute for Research and Medical Consultations, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O.BOX 1982, Dammam-31441,, Pharmaceutical Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi-110062,, Department of Pharmacology, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O.BOX 1982, Damman-31441



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