Strategies to Control and Prevent Novel Coronavirus 2019: A Quick Overview

Authors

  • Anees Muhammad
  • Johar Ali
  • Abdul Manan
  • Hidayat Khan
  • Muhammad Owais

Keywords:

Control, Prevention, transmission, 2019-nCoV, Corona and Covid-19.

Abstract

The emergence of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Wuhan City of China and its rapid shedding
among countries, which reminded the history of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) happened
almost two decades ago. However, the genome sequence of 2019-nCoV shared within few days of
outbreak shows the better response of China and the world against the virus, perhaps due to the
availability of advanced technology and lesson learned from previous epidemics. The researchers trying
to determine the virulence, pathogenicity and transmission of 2019-nCoV. It is believed that disease
reporting and data sharing about the emerged Coronavirus with international researchers are important
steps to reduce the spread of the virus to the rest of the world. This report is aimed to understand the
current status of the 2019-nCoV, problems related to it and possible measures for prevention. The
infection may spread through wildlife and asymptomatic patients. People in underdeveloped countries
having no basic facilities are at higher risk. Ban on wildlife trade and avoiding unnecessary traveling for
a certain period is required to minimize the spread of the disease. The use of face masks, keeping away
from the public gathering are other possible means of precautions, capacity building of health workers
and provided relevant facilities (equipment, kits, etc.) to underdeveloped countries will further help to
contain the pandemic. In the current scenario, it is concluded that 2019-nCoV is spreading irrespective
of the borders and become pandemic. Extensive research is a cry of the day to contain the virus and
curtail human losses.

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Published

2020-04-29

How to Cite

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Muhammad A, Ali J, Manan A, Khan H, Owais M. Strategies to Control and Prevent Novel Coronavirus 2019: A Quick Overview. J Liaq Uni Med Health Sci [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 29 [cited 2024 May 19];19(01):01-5. Available from: http://ojs.lumhs.edu.pk/index.php/jlumhs/article/view/266

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