International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.120126

Pages: 118-123

Author: Doke Onkar*, Kaldhone Anagha, Karkar Rupali, Shaikh Raisa, Sahani Salani

Abstract: A respiratory infection owing to a novel corona virus was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. World health organization declared name for this novel corona virus as “COVID-19” is now a worldwide pandemic and has been recognized in more than 200 countries. Corona viruses are virus that is known to cause infection varying from the common cold to more critical diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). It is known to transmit by respiratory droplets released when corona virus patient coughs, sneezes or talks and if another person inhales the droplets or touches these surfaces and further touches his face, eyes or mouth can get an infection. Currently there are no specific vaccines or medicines for Corona virus disease and treatment given based on symptoms. But many vaccines are under investigation.

Keyword: Corona virus; COVID-19; pandemic; SARS