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International Journal of Pathology Sciences

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Asymptomatic carriers in COVID-19 pandemic outbreak: A potential risk

Author(s):

Pallavi Kaushik, Sanjita Das, Prashant Sharma

Abstract:

Virus has been a threat to the human society since ages. In the last 20 years, several viral epidemics has been reported by WHO such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002 to 2003, H1N1 influenza in 2009 and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2012. In 2019 Corona virus came into play which has created a life threatening condition across all over the world. It is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As approximately more than 8.03 M confirmed cases are reported worldwide and approx. 3, 32,424 confirmed cases are there in India, while 4,36,411 deaths has been reported worldwide. There is a marked correlation seen between the age group of the people, symptoms of the disease and prognosis of the disease. This article will provide a bird’s eye view about the asymptomatic carriers as the knowledge is evolving day by day about this issue so people need to be updated. So, this article will highlight what are asymptomatic carriers, how they are detected and what is the need for detecting these asymptomatic carriers, how they have become a treat to the society.

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International Journal of Pathology Sciences
How to cite this article:
Pallavi Kaushik, Sanjita Das, Prashant Sharma. Asymptomatic carriers in COVID-19 pandemic outbreak: A potential risk. Int. J. Pathol. Sci. 2020;2(1):01-05. DOI: 10.33545/26649063.2020.v2.i1a.7
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