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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 3-9

COVID-19: Epidemiology and virology

1 Department of Microbiology, Pt. B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Pt. B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
3 Deputy Civil Surgeon, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Dr. Kundan Mittal
Department of Pediatrics, Pt. B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JPCC.JPCC_60_20

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The novel coronavirus (CoV), termed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome related CoV-2 (SARS CoV-2), responsible for an outbreak of unusual viral pneumonia in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China is a testimony to the risk the CoVs pose to the public health. In this review, a brief introduction of the human CoVs (hCoV), along with the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the infection caused by the hCoVs, especially the SARS-CoV-2, shall help in the understanding of the COVID-19.

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