• SARS-CoV-2: the emergence of a viral pathogen causing havoc on human existence

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      SARS-CoV-2; viral pathogen; epidemic; pandemic; coronavirus; human health.

    • Abstract

       

      Coronavirus disease 2019 was first reported from Wuhan district of China and has spread to 210 countries across the world claiming over 97,602 human lives as on 10 April 2020 by 21:06 pm. Currently, there is no specific treatment for this virus and the treatment is mainly relied on controlling symptoms. Here we discuss our current understanding of SARS-CoV-2 with respect to its receptor recognition and how this knowledge could be useful in treatment using clinically known inhibitory drugs. We have also discussed the diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures that are currently being employed for controlling further spread of the virus.

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      ASHISH PRASAD1 MANOJ PRASAD1

      1. National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110 067, India
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  • Journal of Genetics | News

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