Different Modes of Transmission and Containment Strategies for COVID-19

  • Sitaram Khadka Shree Birendra Hospital; Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu-44600, Nepal
  • Hamid Saeed Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore-54000, Pakistan
  • Yogesh Bajgain Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore-54000, Pakistan
  • Janak Shahi Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tank Prasad Yadav Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ravi Prasad Gupta Punjab University College of Pharmacy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan¬†
Keywords: Contagious, Containment strategies, COVID-19 Pandemic, SARS-CoV-2, Transmission

Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory infectious ailment caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first outbreak of this disease occurred in China and declared a pandemic in a very short period of time. SARS-CoV-2 gets transmitted mainly through the respiratory tract by droplets or respiratory secretions and by direct contact with the infected person as well as indirect contact through touching the contaminated surface accompanied by poor hygiene practice. Until the vaccine, a therapeutic agent or any other treatment modality gets approved; contact tracing and management, social distancing, personal hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and environmental decontamination are the prime factors to be considered for transmission containment and hence for appropriate safety measures for COVID-19 which is possible with the support of social work from the community level.

Published
2020-05-25
How to Cite
Khadka, S., Saeed, H., Bajgain, Y., Shahi, J., Yadav, T. P., & Gupta, R. P. (2020). Different Modes of Transmission and Containment Strategies for COVID-19. Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences , 2(2). https://doi.org/10.46405/ejms.v2i2.50