Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and the Strategy for Prevention

  • Ahmad Naeem Sajed Editor, Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences; Microbiologist, Biology Department, Lahore Garrison University, Pakistan
  • Kapil Amgain Editor, Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences; Executive Director (Research-wings), Nirvana Psychosocial Care Center & Research Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: COVID-19, Outbreak, Prevention, Pandemic, SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

The Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) is the novel disease of the respiratory system, causing the ongoing pandemic with flu-like symptoms. It is caused by a virus known as SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus-2). This disease affected the entire world and various myths are circulating about its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The choice for diagnosis should be based on clinical and epidemiological factors and linked to an assessment of the likelihood of infection. A number of rapid diagnostic and serological tests are being used for the detection of suspected COVID-19 cases. However, the sensitivity and specificity of such newly marketed tests have not been evaluated and never up to standard yet. Therefore, it is not recommended any such immunochromatographic or serological rapid screening tests for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections. The most reliable diagnostic test to confirm COVID-19 is PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) which is a molecular-based test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. Eradication of highly contagious  SARS-CoV-2  Virus that causing the ongoing deadly pandemic  COVID-19,  demands individual attention and awareness are necessary regarding the route and mode of transmission across the bounders throughout the entire world.  Proper hand-washing, staying at the home and maintaining the social distance are proved to the most effective preventive measures and are immediate solutions to save human beings from this unseen enemy.

Published
2020-03-29
How to Cite
Sajed, A. N., & Amgain, K. (2020). Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak and the Strategy for Prevention. Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences , 2(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.46405/ejms.v2i1.38