COVID-19

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Jukrapun Siriboriruk
Somjit Prueksaritanond

Abstract

Context COVID-19 is public health problem worldwide, including Thailand
Objective To review the cause, transmission process, management and prevention of the disease
Methods This was an online interview and literature search using COVID-19 as a main search
term.
Results COVID-19 is caused by coronavirus. The disease is transmitted through droplets of
patient from cough and sneeze. Infected person will have no symptoms, mild symptoms or
severe acute respiratory tract distress. An elderly and persons who have chronic diseases are at
risk of having severe respiratory symptoms. There is no specific treatment medication, however
antiviral drug may improve the symptoms. At present, there is no vaccine to prevent the
disease, therefore, the preventive measures are the most effective means such as prevention
from source of infection, physical distancing or social distancing, personal hygiene, the personal
protective equipment, and administrative control.
Conclusion COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory tract disease. According to no vaccine, no
medication, therefore preventive measures are the most effective means.

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