Coronavirus infection has become an important public health concern because of its increasing prevalence, serious complications and mortality. The previous pathogenic coronaviruses severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) were mortal virus infections in past 15 years. Today the current epidemic caused by a new coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is called coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). The virus causes different illness, from upper respiratory tract infections like the common cold, to lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and SARS. The coronavirus can be transmitted through small infected droplets from a person with COVID-19 during coughs or exhales. Additionally, it can also be transmitted from contaminated environment or objects. A number of precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19 have been applied to stop the current outbreak. There is no certain treatment of the disease but the studies on vaccines and treatment continue. In this review, we aimed to give a brief information about COVID-19.
|Subjects||General and Internal Medicine|
: June 2, 2020
|Vancouver||Keşkek Ş , Erdoğan H . COVID-19: A Current Brief Review. Acta Medica Alanya. 2020; 4(2): 197-202.|