Situational Analysis and Trend of COVID-19 Virus in India

  • Sujeet Kumar Singh National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health & FW, Govt. of India, 22 Sham Nath Marg, Delhi, India.
  • SN Sharma National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health & FW, Govt. of India, 22 Sham Nath Marg, Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8569-1661
Keywords: Epidemiology, COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Syndrome-Related Corona Viruses (SARSr-CoV)

Abstract

COVID-19 virus has emerged a serious threat to the universe engulfing lakhs of human lives across the world. This is in the form of very unique and virulent deadly disaster on the earth spreading disease so fast being contagious in nature that it has given no time to medical professional to think and prepare to fight against this deadly disease. Loss of heavy lives in the world can not be forgotten for long in the history as it has been reported from USA, Spain, Italy and France. It is said to have originated initially from Wuhan of China and spread over to other parts of the world. The point of spread or transmission has become a matter of debate and controversy around the world as to whether its transmission has happened due to man to man contact after making shift from wild animals i.e. bats, pangolins (food market) or it was as a result of some leakage from a testing laboratory in Wuhan.

Unfortunately, no drug or vaccine has been yet found effective to deal with this deadly virus. The spread of this deadly virus is very rapid in the community due to its very high contagious nature and fast multiplication. There have been some updates in the knowledge about the clinical signs and symptoms of this virus across the world. However, the disease is changing its epidemiological profile with disease spectrum and making difficult to deal with it. An attempt has been made in this manuscript to undertake the situational analysis and study the trend of COVID-19 in Indian perspective.

How to cite this article:
Singh SK, Sharma SN. Situational Analysis and Trend of COVID-19 Virus in India. J Commun Dis 2020; 52(2): 37-44.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.202017

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Published
2020-07-08