COVID 19: a completely unique CORONAVIRUS AND a completely unique CHALLENGE FOR CRITICAL CARE
Author(s):
Sayali Ramesh thakekar, Priyanka Santosh Waje
Keywords:
corona virus,covid-19,sars-cov
Abstract
Coronaviruses (COV) are an excellent family of viruses that cause ailments starting from the cold to more severe sicknesses like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).2-14 days represents the present official estimated range for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak an epidemic and a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).1 The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is becoming unstoppable and has already reached the required epidemiological criteria for it to be declared an epidemic ,having infected quite 100 000 people in 100 countries.2 COVID 19 virus may be a new member of the betacoronavirus genus and is closely associated with several bat coronaviruses Compared to SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, COVID-19 virus exhibits faster human-to-human transmission, thus resulting in the WHO declaration of a world-wide public health emergency.3 The impact of a plague depends on the amount of persons infected, the infection's transmissibility, and therefore the spectrum of clinical severity.4 On the idea of "alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction", on March 11, 2020, the Director General of WHO characterised the COVID-19 situation as an epidemic
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Unique Paper ID: 149735

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1

Page(s): 401 - 405
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Last Date 25 June 2020


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