COVID-19, Modern Pandemic: A Systematic Review From Front-Line Health Care Providers' Perspective Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Balla, Mamtha; Merugu, Ganesh P; Patel, Mitra; Koduri, Narayana M; Gayam, Vijay; Adapa, Sreedhar; Naramala, Srikanth; Konala, Venu M


  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused infection in 168,000 cases worldwide in about 148 countries and killed more than 6,610 people around the world as of March 16, 2020, as per the World Health Organization (WHO). Compared to severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome, there is the rapid transmission, long incubation period, and disease containment is becoming extremely difficult. The main aim of this systematic review is to provide a comprehensive clinical summary of all the available data from high-quality research articles relevant to the epidemiology, demographics, trends in hospitalization and outcomes, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment methods of COVID-19, thus increasing awareness in health care providers. We also discussed various preventive measures to combat COVID-19 effectively. A systematic and protocol-driven approach is needed to contain this disease, which was declared as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, by the WHO.

publication date

  • 2020

published in

start page

  • 215

end page

  • 229


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