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Covid-19: Urgent Call to Action

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 2 ]

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*   Pages 118 - 122 ( 5 )

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.

Affiliation:

Department of Biochemistry, National Hepatology Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo, Faculty of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Cairo, Clinical Pathology Department, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Clinical and Chemical Pathology Department, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Benha, Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases Department, Faculty of Medicine-Benha University, Benha, Department of Internal medicine, National Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cairo, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Egyptian Russian University, Cairo, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Egyptian Russian University, Cairo, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta



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