A novel coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is a new strain of coronaviruses. The disease caused by the new coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan province of China, has been named as COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The virus that causes COVID-19 is also known as SARS-COV-2. The COVID-19 virus belongs to a family of viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome … [Read more...] about Few treatment options for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Novel coronavirus, a member of the family Coronaviridae, is named so because of spikes on the outer surface of the virus. These are 65 to 125 nm in diameter, posses single-stranded genomic RNA material, and have 26 to 32 kbp genomic size. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a highly communicable and pathogenic viral … [Read more...] about What is COVID-19? How can we win against it?
Hantaviruses are members of the order Bunyavirales and family Hantaviridae. These are tri-segmented, enveloped, and negative-sense RNA viruses that contain spike glycoproteins Gn and Gc. Small genome segment (S) is 1.8-2.1 kb, medium segment (M) 3.7-3.8 kb and large segment (L) 6.5-6.6 kb in size. Hanta viruses are of great significance in causing zoonotic diseases such … [Read more...] about Hantaviruses: Here is what we need to know to avoid infections
After the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) enters the body, it needs a special receptor to help its attachment and entry into the cell. This receptor is known as Angiotensin Converting Enzymes 2. It is symbolized as ACE-2. The ACE-2 is present on the surface of all alveolar cells in the lungs. There are 3 types of alveolar cells in the lungs, which are the … [Read more...] about A brief explanation of the pathogenesis of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection. The virus which is responsible for dengue is known as dengue virus, abbreviated as DENV. Mainly, it has four types as DENV 1, 2, 3, and 4. Some dengue infections can cause mild illness but occasionally these infections may transform into lethal ones known as severe dengue. About 50 % of the population of the world is at … [Read more...] about Dengue fever – An ongoing global threat