CURRENT STATUS AND NOVEL STRATERGIES FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CORONA VIRUS
SOHEL JAFAR SHAIKH, RAVIRAJ K. DHAWALE, SANGRAM U. DESHMUKH, NANDKISHOR B. BAVAGE, VIDYASAGAR GALI, SHYAMLILA B. BAVAGE
COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS, SARS-CoV-2
In early 2020, a new virus began generating headlines all over the world because of the unprecedented speed of its transmission. A novel strain of corona virus — SARS-CoV-2 — was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in China’s Hubei province with a population of 11 million, after an outbreak of pneumonia without an obvious cause. The virus officially named SARS-CoV-2 has affected thousands, with a rising death till now over 62,784. The virus has now spread to over 208 countries (Till 5 April 2020) across the globe, and was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. The disease caused by an infection with SARS-CoV-2 is called COVID-19, which stands for corona virus disease 2019.