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Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

Short CommunicationOpen Access

Coronavirus Outbreak in Neighboring Countries Alerted Pakistan for Medical Preparedness and Public Health Education Volume 1 - Issue 5

Atta Ur Rehman1*, Ume Hani2 and Muhamamd Mujeeb Khan3

  • 1Margalla Institute of Health sciences, Pakistan
  • 2Department of Infectious diseases, Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan
  • 3Head of Department of Infectious diseases, Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan

Received: March 06, 2020   Published: March 13, 2020

Corresponding author: Atta Ur Rehman, Assistant Professor, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

 

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Coronavirus was first time isolated from a human being in 1965. The symptoms may include fever, cough, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, pneumonia and kidney failure. There is currently no preventive vaccine and treatment options are only supportive. The risk factors related to the spread of 2019CoV in Pakistan include the visiting population of infected countries. Movement of people through air travel and road transportation already bring infection in Pakistan. Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Pakistan is taking immediate measures at the national and provincial level like training of health care professionals, adequate supplies of equipment, establishment of isolation units and health information desks at the entry ports in collaboration with World Health organization. The effective cooperation between all the stakeholders is essential to safeguard Pakistan from 2019CoV.The research should be initiated in educational institutions pertaining to 2019CoV investigations in Pakistan.

Keywords: Corona Virus; Vaccine; Risk Factors; Research; Pakistan

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