Review: The epidemiology and pathogenesis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

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Review: The epidemiology and pathogenesis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Review: The epidemiology and pathogenesis of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

This review highlights the symptoms, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, phylogenetic analysis and future directions to control the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The main findings of this review include:

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) represents global public health concern and WHO declares public health emergency.
  • The phylogenetic analysis revealed that COVID-19 is potentially a zoonotic virus.
  • Special attention is necessary to protect or reduce transmission in susceptible populations.
  • COVID-19 develop intestinal symptoms like diarrhea, while low percentage of MERS-CoV or SARS-CoV patients had diarrhea.
  • Identification of novel chemotherapeutic drugs for treating COVID-19 infections is urgently warranted.

 

 

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