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Review Article

Role of nanotechnology in diagnosing and treating COVID-19 during the Pandemic

Abdul Baset*, Abdul Waris, Muhammad Ali, Atta Ullah Khan and Asmat Ali

Published: 27 May, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 065-070

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. To date, the virus has infected roughly 5,000,000 people and caused approximately 345,000 deaths worldwide, and these numbers are increasing rapidly. Because of the rapid spread and the rising disease burden, several antiviral drugs and immunomodulators are in clinical trials, but no drugs or vaccines have yet been approved against this deadly pandemic. At present, computed tomography scanning and reverse transcription (RT)-PCR are used to diagnose COVID-19, and nanotechnology is being used to develop drugs against COVID-19. Nanotechnology also plays a role in diagnosing COVID-19. In this article, we discuss the role of nanotechnology in diagnosing and potentially treating COVID-19.

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Keywords:

COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Nanotechnology; Diagnosis; Treatment

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