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COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019): A New Coronavirus Disease

Authors Sadeghi Dousari A, Taati Moghadam M, Satarzadeh N

Received 21 April 2020

Accepted for publication 28 July 2020

Published 12 August 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 2819—2828

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S259279

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Suresh Antony


Amin Sadeghi Dousari,1 Majid Taati Moghadam,2,3 Naghmeh Satarzadeh4,5

1Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Jiroft University of Medical Sciences, Jiroft, Iran; 2Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 3Student Research Committee, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 4Student Research Committee, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran; 5Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Correspondence: Naghmeh Satarzadeh
Student Research Committee, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
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Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of viral pneumonia with an uncommon outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, which is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). SARS-CoV-2 is extremely contagious and has resulted in a fast pandemic of COVID-19. Currently, COVID-19 is on the rise around the world, and it poses a severe threat to public health around the world. This review provides an overview about the COVID-19 virus to increase public awareness and understanding of the virus and its consequences in terms of history, epidemiology, structure, genome, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Keywords: novel coronavirus, coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

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