Use of Convalescent Plasma to treat COVID-19 patients (FAQs)

Convalescent Plasma to treat COVID-19 patients (FAQs)

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on this page is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of treatment. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Today, the world is still under the threat of pandemic COVID-19.  Different countries are in an attempt in order to find the cure and treatment of it. To date (August 22, 2020) though different countries have been preparing the vaccines which are under … Read more

COVID-19: A Wake-up call for Disease X Preparedness

COVID-19

COVID-19  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12th March 2020. The COVID-19 continues to ravage the global health system, with infection new cases rapidly spreading throughout the seven continents. The disease has had a massive negative impact on the socio-economic status, cultural practices, and livelihood of people globally. With new cases being reported daily, there is a rush against time to … Read more

SARS-CoV-2- Infection, ACE-2 gene, herd immunity, vaccines

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Image created using biorender.com Type of coronavirus strains There are seven strains of coronavirus Human Coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E) Human Coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63, New Haven Corona Virus) Human Coronavirus OC43(HCoV-OC43) Human Coronavirus HKU1 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Related Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) previously known as novel coronavirus 2012 & HCoV-EMC Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, previously known as SARS CoV, or SARS Classic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), previously known as 2019-nCoV, or “novel Coronavirus-2019” How SARS-CoV-2 infect humans? Host ACE-2 protein … Read more

Having the symptoms doesn’t always confirm COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

The symptoms of the cold that we frequently have, the flu, and COVID-19 have got quite a number of overlaps. Therefore symptoms alone cannot confirm whether a person is having a novel coronavirus or nCoV infection. There has to be an array of symptoms that need to get weaved together to have a confirmed case of coronavirus. And this can only be done by health care specialists. Image created using biorender.com The Cold While you may feel miserable when you … Read more

COVID-19 Diagnostic Test: Abbott ID NOW COVID-19

Abbott ID NOW COVID-19

Medical Disclaimer: The information presented on the website is only for academic and study purposes and must not be used for the purpose of diagnosis. If you are not feeling well, please consult with your physician or doctor. Introduction The world is coming to terms with the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laboratories and manufacturing companies are working around the clock to find the best, the fastest, easily available, and most accurate diagnostic tests for the causative agent, COVID-19. … Read more

COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

COVID-19 Basics What is COVID-19? This is an infectious disease that was discovered to causes a cluster of pneumonia cases first identified in Wuhan, China. It is caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, formerly known as “2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)”  and the disease was officially named COVID-19, by the World Health Organisation on February 11, 2020. The COVID-19 is an abbreviation of, CO- corona, VI-Virus and D-Disease and 19 represents the year it was first identified (2019). It is a … Read more

Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Introduction Lab diagnosis refers to the identification, examination & confirmation of pathogens in the lab. The diagnosis of virus infection can be established in several ways, often used together, namely: Detection of virus particles, viral antigens or viral nucleic acids in specimens taken from the appropriate site. Culture of infectious viruses from the appropriate sites. Serological tests to detect specific antiviral antibodies. Cytological or histological examination of cells from the site of infection in those viral infections in which a … Read more