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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-95

Continuing education series Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

1 Nurse Manager, Armed Forces Hospital, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia
2 Director of Nursing, Armed Fources Hospital, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia
3 Lecturer, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, Tami Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mary Johnson
Armed Fources Hospital, Southern Region, Khamis Mushait
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_80_20

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The coronavirus disease 2019 emerged as an epidemic in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has exponentially extended into a global pandemic in 2020. As a highly contagious disease, it has forced individuals, communities and countries to take various steps to combat the spread. Although majority of the affected individuals suffer with mild-to-moderate symptoms, the infectious nature, the wild spread and the fatality rates in many countries have led to implementing protocols and procedures applicable to emergency situations. Testing, contact screening, quarantining contacts and isolation and treatment of infected individuals along with measures to control spread are all have been the specific measures mandated globally. This continuing education article highlights the different aspects of coronavirus infection.

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