Spread and Incubation Period of Coronavirus: A Review

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Twinkle Francis, Dr. A. K. Anjali


The Novel CoronaVirus ( 2019 – n COV)  has been causing an upsurge of pneumonia which is of viral origin that began in Wuhan, China. Covid-19 is a highly transmittable disease and a viral infection caused by a strain SARS-CoV-2 which has now spread around the world. COVID-19 contains a  single-stranded (positive-sense) RNA associated with a nucleoprotein within a capsid containing matrix protein. The virus is a spherical, pleomorphic enveloped particle bearing club-shaped glycoprotein projections. Intermediate source of origin is not known, therefore, bats could be responsible as the primary reservoir. Transmission can also occur through families in their immediate environment around that particular infected person. Several healthcare workers and the patients who are admitted in the hospital are at higher risk of acquiring the infection. Most patients have a lack of access to Healthcare and preventive measures such as masks and sanitizers. This article discusses the various modes of spread and incubation period of the virus as well as approaches for containing the virus to cope with this viral outbreak.

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Twinkle Francis, Dr. A. K. Anjali. (2021). Spread and Incubation Period of Coronavirus: A Review. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 783–792. Retrieved from https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/1548