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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 318-322

Dynamics of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and its control measures


1 Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Indranil Chakrabarti
Department of Pathology, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling . 734 012, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_58_20

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the β coronavirus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a zoonotic disease that has spread beyond the site of outbreak in Wuhan, China, to become a pandemic of magnanimous proportions. As the whole world is reeling under the burden of its morbidity and mortality, researchers are busy tracing its origin, deciphering its transmission dynamics, devising new, rapid, inexpensive, accurate diagnostic modalities, testing potent vaccines, and exploring effective therapeutic measures. Although till date much is unknown about the novel virus, the present review attempts to provide an insight to the transmission dynamics of SARS CoV2 and cover the various control measures that has been adopted to control its transmission.


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