Coronavirus (CoV) Infection: The Pandemic Public Health Issue

  • Mehak Sharma
Keywords: Coronavirus, Public Health, Outbreak


The headlines hitting the news worldwide are talking about the recent outbreak of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19) that started as an epidemic in China by the end of year 2019 and became a public health emergency after a pandemic spread within a span of few weeks. With no curative measure in hand, this ailment is killing victims at the rate of almost 2% of the affected ones. This review focuses on general information regarding coronavirus, pathological findings from biopsy sample of a previously published case and the standard preventive recommendations prescribed by various researchers and health authorities.


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Author Biography

Mehak Sharma

BDS, Post Graduate in Health System and Management, Working as a Health Administrative Assistant at Sheer Health Medical, London, Ontario

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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0311.02322
Published: 2020-02-24
How to Cite
Mehak Sharma. Coronavirus (CoV) Infection: The Pandemic Public Health Issue. IHRJ [Internet]. 2020Feb.24 [cited 2024Mar.3];3(11):349-51. Available from: