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SARS-CoV-2 Existence in Different Types of Biological Specimens and Leading Public Health Concern

Version 1 : Received: 3 June 2020 / Approved: 4 June 2020 / Online: 4 June 2020 (17:34:28 CEST)

How to cite: Yadav, P. SARS-CoV-2 Existence in Different Types of Biological Specimens and Leading Public Health Concern. Preprints 2020, 2020060041 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0041.v1). Yadav, P. SARS-CoV-2 Existence in Different Types of Biological Specimens and Leading Public Health Concern. Preprints 2020, 2020060041 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0041.v1).

Abstract

There is a new public health crisis threatening the world with the emergence and spread of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by WHO. Most patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 exhibited symptoms of fever, cough, myalgia, fatigue and shortness of breath. Many infected people may be asymptomatic. It is generally believed that airway exposure to respiratory droplets from an infected patient is the main transmission route of this disease. However, apart from respiratory source, other source specimens like faecal matter and urine could be possible for COVID-19 infectivity. The spreading other routes of the virus has been alarming sign, both for public and health care professionals. Understanding the spreading routes of SARS-CoV-2 is crucial for patient management and defining biosafety strategies for public and health care workers.

Subject Areas

SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; 2019-nCOV; Shedding; Detection

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