Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Novel Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19): From causes to preventions in Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that has been affected by COVID-19. At the beginning of March 2020, it revealed a steadily rising number of laboratory-confirmed cases. By 20th May 2020, 59,854 infected cases had been confirmed, with 329 deaths. To prevent a further outbreak of COVID-19, this article discusses the current understanding of COVID-19 and compares it with the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. It also discusses the causes, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention measures to identify an applicable measure to control COVID-19.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsps.2020.09.014
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Pharmacy School
Additional Information: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Causes,Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19),Diagnosis,Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS),Prevention measures,Saudi Arabia,Symptoms,Transmission,Treatments,Pharmacology,Pharmaceutical Science
Publication ISSN: 1319-0164
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2020-11
Published Online Date: 2020-09-24
Accepted Date: 2020-09-16
Authors: Alyami, Mohammad H.
Alyami, Hamad S.
Warraich, Ansaar

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