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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
Year : 2020, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 64) Last page : ( 70)
Print ISSN : 0975-4407. Online ISSN : 2321-5836.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5836.2020.00013.0

Novel Coronavirus

Dr. Kiran T. Naga Ravi*, Latha A. V. S. Madhu, Dr. Sureshkumar J. N., Reddy E. Sagar

Department of Pharmacy, Narasaraopeta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Narasaraopeta, A.P, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ravikirannaga58@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.


Novel coronavirus (nCoV) is one of the most common causes of respiratory tract infection throughout the world. Coronaviruses, a genus of the Corona viridae, are enveloped single positive-stranded RNA viruses, which have the largest viral genome (26-33kb) among the RNA viruses. nCoronaviruses cause a variety of diseases in mammals and birds ranging from enteritis in cows and pigs and upper respiratory disease chickens to potentially lethal human respiratory infections. Here we provide a brief introduction to coronaviruses discussing their replication and pathogenicity, and current prevention and treatment strategiesWe will also discuss the outbreaks of the highly pathogenic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the recently identified Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Were Also quoted.



nCoronavirus, positive-stranded RNA viruses, SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV.


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