COVID-19 An update on oral symptoms, newer variants, second wave and vaccination drive in India — A Review


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Author Details : Srilekha Jayakumar*, Chakravarthy Srinivas Vineetha, Bindu Meera John, Karthikeyan Arumugam, Dinesh Sridhar

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 155-160

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijohd.2021.032



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Abstract

A serious threat to world now is the emergence of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Diseases-2019). When compared to its precursor virus, SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome – now called as SARS-CoV-1) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), this virus spreads more rapidly. The emergence of this virus happened in december 2019 in Wuhan. World Health Organisation announced this virus outbreak as a pandemic on March 202020. The current threat to the world is the emergence of second wave of COVID -19 that has shaken many countries in world and its peak in India was in the month of may 2021 which had drastically affected the country. Hence this review gives a comprehensive update on corona virus and its newer oral symptoms and about treatment approaches and vaccines currently available in India.


Keywords: Corona virus, Covid Tongue, Dyguesia, Vaccines


How to cite : Jayakumar S, Vineetha C S, John B M, Arumugam K, Sridhar D, COVID-19 An update on oral symptoms, newer variants, second wave and vaccination drive in India — A Review. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(3):155-160


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





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Received : 01-07-2021

Accepted : 06-08-2021

Available online : 25-09-2021


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