Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19: A systematic review on its transmission, symptoms and precautions


Moh Tariq , Amir Khan, Mansoor A. Siddiqui

Recieved Date: 2020-07-10, Accepted Date: 2020-09-20


Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an intense problem throughout the world. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a highly communicable viral infection, which began in Wuhan city of China and then spread around the world. It causes a respiratory infection including pneumonia, cold, sneezing and coughing. In December 2019, a striking outbreak of cryptic disease pneumonia occurred in Wuhan City of Hubei, China. After the outbreak in China, the virus spread through air droplets and when infected persons traveled from one place to another all over the world i.e. India, Italy, Iran, Turkey, USA etc. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified a Novel Coronavirus as the causative agent and subsequently termed it COVID-19. The objective of this review article is to give a preliminary opinion on the disease, its ways of transmission, symptomatology and precautionary measures in this early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Coronavirus, COVID-19, respiratory disease, precautions, outbreak

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2020
Volume: 18
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 5-9

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