Journal of Advances in Microbiology Research
2020, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
A discussion of corona virus
Author(s): Biswajit Batabyal
Abstract: Corona viruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, corona viruses cause respiratory tract infections that can range from mild to lethal. Mild illnesses include some cases of the common cold, while more lethal varieties can cause SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human corona virus infections. But everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses will work with this novel corona virus. At the beginning of the outbreak, World Health Organization (WHO) supported access to COVID-19 in-house RT-PCR protocols. The latest areas of sustained community spread include China, South Korea, Japan, Iran, and Italy, Spain, France, UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. in about 185 all over countries in world. During this Pandemic situation many states in India have invoked various provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 to control communicable diseases. Now many country Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and its sister drug chloroquine (Aralen) are under investigation for treatment of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease.
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Biswajit Batabyal. A discussion of corona virus. J Adv Microbiol Res 2020;1(1):01-06.