International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research

International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research


International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
COVID-19: A Deadly Virus

Seema Singh

The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pneumonia that occurred in Wuhan, China in December 2019 is a highly contagious disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the current outbreak of a global public health emergency. It was originally called the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and was recently reclassified as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). First observed in Wuhan, China, it is now rapidly spreading throughout the world. As of April 15, 2020, 2,034,913 confirmed cases have been confirmed worldwide, with 129,913 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) called COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. However, vaccines are not available, so the best way to fight the virus is prophylactic.
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