International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 8 (2021)

Clinical courses and risk factors of mortality among COVID-19 patients


Monenus Etefa

Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID 19) is one of the most devastating zoonotic coronaviruses that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2). After the establishment of the infection in the host, the disease principally manifested by flu like symptoms of upper respiratory tracts within few days in the first week of infection. Later on, the disease gradually involves other organ systems deteriorating the prognosis of the disease. Older age and patients with obesities and comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, chronic lung disease and the like are at high risk of death unless early identification of the pathogen implemented so that appropriate supportive therapy will be provided. The primary preventive measures of the disease mainly focus on eliminating exposure to droplets. However, for successful control and prevention, cross-disciplinary collaborations and interdisciplinary interventions involving veterinary, medical, Ecological and public health professionals are unquestionably significant.
Pages : 21-25