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Coronaviruses

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ISSN (Print): 2666-7967
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Review Article

Self-Protection of Medical Workers in Traditional Hospitals and Clinics Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Author(s): G.V. Narasimha Kumar, Arun Kumar, Mahima Sharma, Ashish Tripathi, Shilpi Singh, Digvijay Verma, Pankaj Gupta and Suneel Prajapati*

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 29 July, 2020

Page: [182 - 186] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2666796701999200729153637

Abstract

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the most prevalent infectious human disease spreading in several parts of the world caused by SARS Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 transmission is mainly spreading via the respiratory tract, personal contact, digestive tract and hospitalacquired infections. Health care workers particularly working in clinics practicing traditional medicine need to be in close contact with patients, so they have a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this paper, therefore, the personal-protective measures need to be followed by healthcare workers in traditional medicine clinics during COVID-19 pandemic are emphasized, to enlighten them about selfprotection and to improve the safety of such a special group of traditional healers.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, traditional medicine, health care workers, AYUSH, PPE.

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