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Published on:December 2020
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2020; 54(4):847-857
Review Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.54.4.177

An Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-2019 (COVID-19): A Major Health Concern


Authors and affiliation (s):

Mohd Sajad1, Mofieed Ahmed2, Sonu Chand Thakur1,*

1Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (CIRBSc), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, INDIA.

2Department of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, INDIA.

Abstract:

In Wuhan City, the province of Hubei, China, there appeared an unusual epidemic of pneumonia of uncertain ethology in December 2019. A novel coronavirus was identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the triggering agent and subsequently named COVID-19. Considered a relative of SARS, which infected the lower respiratory tract and manifested in people as pneumonia, COVID-19 is the product of a beta-Corona virus called SARS-COV-2. The frequency of COVID-19 infection continue to increase, with more than 278,467 deaths worldwide till May 9, 2020. To stop their further spread scientists and researchers are racing to investigate the nature of this virus and their effects. We summarize the current state of knowledge around COVID-19and the role of some dietary vitamins and immune enhancers that may help the immune system in fight against COVID-19. Moreover, it also highlights the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on pollution particularly in India, in response to this global outbreak.

Key words: COVID-19, Pandemic, Outbreak, Lockdown, Pollution, Nutrition.

 




 

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