A Preliminary Review on Novel Coronavirus Disease: COVID-19

Author(s): Miranji Katta*, Satish Rapaka, Ramkumar Adireddi, Jagadeeshwara Rao Emandi

Journal Name: Coronaviruses
The World's First International Journal Dedicated to Coronaviruses

Volume 1 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large group of viruses that can cause health disorders ranging from the usual cold to most severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). These viruses are generally found among animals. In atypical circumstances, these viruses can propagate to humans from animals. The spikes protruding from the membrane of the virus look like the sun's corona, hence the name ‘coronavirus’ has been given. Coronaviruses (CoV) belong to the species of Corona with a high mutation rate than the Coronaviridae. The objective of this review article was to investigate good strategies of treatment and preliminary analysis concerning the disease, and prevention in the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS, MERS, SARS CoV, MERS CoV, Influenza, Epidemics.

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Year: 2020
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