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COVID-19: Transmission, prevention, and potential therapeutic opportunities.
Clin Chim Acta. 2020 Sep; 508:254-266.CC

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), remains a global challenge. Despite intense research efforts worldwide, an effective vaccine and viable treatment options have eluded investigators. Therefore, infection prevention, early viral detection and identification of successful treatment protocols provide the best approach in controlling disease spread. In this review, current therapeutic options, preventive methods and transmission routes of COVID-19 are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Medicine, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran; Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Zanjan, Iran.Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Science, University of Johannesburg, Doornfontein 2028, South Africa; Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Boston, MA, USA.Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address: rezaei_nima@tums.ac.ir.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32474009

Citation

Lotfi, Melika, et al. "COVID-19: Transmission, Prevention, and Potential Therapeutic Opportunities." Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, vol. 508, 2020, pp. 254-266.
Lotfi M, Hamblin MR, Rezaei N. COVID-19: Transmission, prevention, and potential therapeutic opportunities. Clin Chim Acta. 2020;508:254-266.
Lotfi, M., Hamblin, M. R., & Rezaei, N. (2020). COVID-19: Transmission, prevention, and potential therapeutic opportunities. Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, 508, 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2020.05.044
Lotfi M, Hamblin MR, Rezaei N. COVID-19: Transmission, Prevention, and Potential Therapeutic Opportunities. Clin Chim Acta. 2020;508:254-266. PubMed PMID: 32474009.
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TY - JOUR T1 - COVID-19: Transmission, prevention, and potential therapeutic opportunities. AU - Lotfi,Melika, AU - Hamblin,Michael R, AU - Rezaei,Nima, Y1 - 2020/05/29/ PY - 2020/04/29/received PY - 2020/05/22/revised PY - 2020/05/26/accepted PY - 2020/6/1/pubmed PY - 2020/7/23/medline PY - 2020/6/1/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - Prevention KW - SARS-CoV-2 KW - Transmission KW - Treatment SP - 254 EP - 266 JF - Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry JO - Clin Chim Acta VL - 508 N2 - The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), remains a global challenge. Despite intense research efforts worldwide, an effective vaccine and viable treatment options have eluded investigators. Therefore, infection prevention, early viral detection and identification of successful treatment protocols provide the best approach in controlling disease spread. In this review, current therapeutic options, preventive methods and transmission routes of COVID-19 are discussed. SN - 1873-3492 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32474009/COVID_19:_Transmission_prevention_and_potential_therapeutic_opportunities_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0009-8981(20)30250-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -