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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-16

Understanding COVID-19: origin, symptoms and current treatment guidelines

1 Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
3 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Singh
Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147 002, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/PJIAP.PJIAP_18_20

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2019-novel corona virus (nCoV) has come as an unexpected health emergency to the world. The highly contagious and unknown virus is still being studied for its origin, molecular structure and virulence as the globe faces numerous deaths every day. The situation is highly challenging because there is currently no vaccine available for 2019-nCoV as the virus had never infected humans. Every nation is facing multiple challenges of testing, diagnosing treating and containing the spread of COVID (as is 2019-nCoV infection commonly called). The economies of all nations have been ravaged due to the exigencies arising out of this extraordinary situation. In the midst of this global health emergency, it is essential to learn from the concurrent clinical cases and develop measures to detect, diagnose and treat the patients. This article aims at consolidating the existing knowledge with respect to the different aspects related to the COVID infection.

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