JDR Vol.16 No.1 pp. 70-83
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2021.p0070


Characteristic Features of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: Attention to the Management and Control in Egypt

Nourhan H. El-Subbagh*1, Rana Rabie*2, Aya A. Mahfouz*1, Khaled M. Aboelsuod*1, Mohamed Y. Elshabrawy*1, Haneen M. Abdelaleem*1, Basant E. Elhammady*1, Weam Abosaleh*1, Lamiaa A. Salama*1, Sara Badreldeen*3, Mohamed Yasser*4, and Abdelaziz Elgaml*1,*5,†

*1Microbiology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Horus University
New Damietta 34518, Egypt

Corresponding author

*2Gastroenterology Surgical Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

*3Oncology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

*4Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Horus University, New Damietta, Egypt

*5Microbiology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

November 20, 2020
December 12, 2020
January 30, 2021
COVID-19, Egypt, pandemic features, SARS-CoV-2, preventive measures

In the late of 2019, unfamiliar cases of pneumonia were announced in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China that resulted in high mortality rates of 2%. Shortly, these cases were reported to be brought about by a novel type of coronaviruses named as novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease caused by this novel virus is designated as coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Instantly afterwards, this disease exhibited an extreme spreading rate and the infection has geographically shifted to affect the whole world including the Middle East countries involving Egypt. Thus, it is not surprising that a lot of reports and literature have been directed to provide information and describe the clinical features of this pandemic. In this report, we describe in details the characteristic features of COVID-19 pandemic with attention to the management and control in Egypt. Characters of the virus, mode of transmission, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are fully described.

Cite this article as:
N. El-Subbagh, R. Rabie, A. Mahfouz, K. Aboelsuod, M. Elshabrawy, H. Abdelaleem, B. Elhammady, W. Abosaleh, L. Salama, S. Badreldeen, M. Yasser, and A. Elgaml, “Characteristic Features of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: Attention to the Management and Control in Egypt,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.16 No.1, pp. 70-83, 2021.
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