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dc.contributor.authorNganwuchu, Chinyere C.
dc.contributor.authorHabas, Khaled S.A.
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, N.
dc.contributor.authorOsei-Wusuansa, M.
dc.contributor.authorMakanjuola, D.
dc.contributor.authorAssi, Khaled H.
dc.contributor.authorGopalan, Rajendran C.
dc.contributor.authorNasim, Talat M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-24T17:03:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-22T12:31:59Z
dc.date.available2021-11-24T17:03:26Z
dc.date.available2021-12-22T12:31:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-04
dc.identifier.citationNganwuchu CC, Habas KSA, Mohammed N et al (2021) Tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. Journal of Bio-Science. 29(2): 175-186.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/18704
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractSince December 2019, a new type of coronavirus called novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV, or COVID-19) was identified in Wuhan, China and on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. With more than 101,797,158 confirmed cases, resulting in 3,451,354 deaths as of May 21, 2021, the world faces an unprecedented economic, social, and health impact. The clinical spectrum of COVID-19 has a wide range of manifestations, ranging from an asymptomatic state or mild respiratory symptoms to severe viral pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Several diagnostic methods are currently available for detecting the coronavirus in clinical, research, and public health laboratories. Some tests detect the infection directly by detecting the viral RNA using real time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and other tests detect the infection indirectly by detecting the host antibodies. Additional techniques are using medical imaging diagnostic tools such as X-ray and computed tomography (CT). Various approaches have been employed in the development of COVID-19 therapies. Some of these approaches use drug repurposing (eg Remdesivir and Dexamethasone) and combinational therapy (eg Lopinavir/Ritonavir), whilst others aim to develop anti-viral vaccines (eg mRNA and antibody). Additionally, health experts integrate data sharing, provide with guidelines and advice to minimize the effects of the pandemic. These guidelines include wearing masks, avoiding direct contact with infectious people, respiratory and personal hygiene.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights(c) 2021 Journal of Bio-Science. This is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectCovid-19en_US
dc.subjectDiagnosisen_US
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2en_US
dc.subjectSymptomsen_US
dc.subjectTreatmenten_US
dc.titleTackling the Covid-19 pandemicen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3329/jbs.v29i2.54964
dc.date.updated2021-11-24T17:03:33Z
refterms.dateFOA2021-12-22T12:32:19Z
dc.openaccess.statusGolden_US


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