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Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

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ISSN (Print): 1871-5230
ISSN (Online): 1875-614X

Review Article (Mini-Review)

Covid-19: Urgent Call to Action

Author(s): Amal A. Mohamed, Omnia I. Tantawi, Lamiaa A. Fathalla, Dalia M. Abd El-Hassib, Naglaa El-Toukhy R. El-Toukhy, Wafaa Salah, Mahmoud Elkadeem, Omnia Ezzat and Sherief Abd-Elsalam*

Volume 20 , Issue 2 , 2021

Published on: 02 December, 2020

Page: [118 - 122] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1871523019666201202092859

Price: $65

Abstract

Novel Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus spread rapidly all over the world. It has specific respiratory or gastrointestinal tract symptoms. Its reported complications include respiratory distress, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and septic shock. Due to heavy cytokines released by the virus; corticosteroids (40-120 mg / day) were given to severe cases to reduce pneumonia. It’s a difficult task to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and to invent proper vaccines and treatments. In this review, the existing understanding of fatal, pandemic human coronavirus SARS-Cov2 (COVID-19), with special reference to its diagnosis, origin, transmission, and different approaches to develop its therapeutics, will be discussed.

Keywords: Coronaviruses, virus, cytokines, transmission, control, vaccines.

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