COVID–19: Guidance Outlines on Infection Prevention and Control for Health Care Workers





Novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, COVID-2019, Corona Virus Infection Disease 2019, Infection prevention and control

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Coronavirus are a common family of viruses and there are seven different types of coronaviruses including this new member of coronavirus i.e. 2019 novel coronavirus, which can make the people infected and sick. Some strains of this family of virus cause mild to moderate disease symptoms like common cold while other strains cause very severe disease like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).(1,2)

In late December, in Wuhan Hubei Province, China a number of people suffered with severe respiratory illness including a cluster of pneumonia cases. On 31 December 2019, China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about cluster of patient with symptoms of respiratory illness of unknown cause, which were connected to an open seafood and animal market of Wuhan city, China.(3)

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Sharma SK, Mudgal S, Panda P, Gupta P, Aggarwal P. COVID–19: Guidance Outlines on Infection Prevention and Control for Health Care Workers. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 31 [cited 2022 Aug. 19];32(1):8-14. Available from:


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