Missed takes towards a pandemic of COVID-19? A systematic literature review of Coronavirus related diseases in Pakistan

  • Wajiha Haq National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Syed Hassan Raza National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Wasif Malik National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pakistan, MERS-CoV, SARS

Abstract

Pakistan is also seeing the profound effect of the outbreak of COVID-19, which demands an urgent investigation of literature and further scientific investigation for cure and prevention. This study has employed the systematic approach for searching the literature from the recently compiled database of researches namely COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) and related diseases. The literature on Pakistan has shown the evidence of human-to-human and animal-to-human transmission of viruses, the presence of antibodies of MERS-CoV in camels, and careless attitude towards preventive measures of such respiratory diseases. There is a lot of gap in the literature regarding coronaviruses and their antibodies creating herd immunity for another coronavirus and COVID-19. In particular to Pakistan, and in general, for other developing countries, a weak health-care system coupled with the trembling economy has many implications of COVID-19 which should be carefully thought-out to combat the spread.

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
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Haq W, Raza SH, Malik MW (2020) Missed takes towards a pandemic of COVID-19? A systematic literature review of Coronavirus related diseases in Pakistan. J Infect Dev Ctries 14:726-731. doi: 10.3855/jidc.12771
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic