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The Pursuit of Covid-19 Animal Models

Abdul Rahim, Roslina and Muhammad, Naznin (2020) The Pursuit of Covid-19 Animal Models. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 19 (2). pp. 27-33. ISSN 1823-4631

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease instigated by a recently discovered coronavirus, the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It has infected over 14 million people worldwide from all age groups. This virus is conveyed through big droplets produced during coughing and sneezing by the infected individuals. COVID-19 precipitates acute respiratory distress syndrome which leads to morbidity and mortality in severe cases. To date, there is neither an established specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19, nor vaccine available. Preventive measure of social distancing is deemed to be the most effective way to avoid the spread of the virus. Scientists are currently in search of appropriate COVID-19 animal models for use in research works related to pathogenesis, potential drug treatments and vaccine development. This review delivers a pithy overview of the currently available COVID-19 animal models published in the literatures.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5456/81897
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, animal models
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM147 Administration of Drugs and Other Therapeutic Agents
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM270 Serum therapy. Immunotherapy
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 11:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81897

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