SnapShot: COVID-19.

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SnapShot: COVID-19.

Cell. 2020 May 14;181(4):954-954.e1

Authors: Oberfeld B, Achanta A, Carpenter K, Chen P, Gilette NM, Langat P, Said JT, Schiff AE, Zhou AS, Barczak AK, Pillai S

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel respiratory illness caused by SARS-CoV-2. Viral entry is mediated through viral spike protein and host ACE2 enzyme interaction. Most cases are mild; severe disease often involves cytokine storm and organ failure. Therapeutics including antivirals, immunomodulators, and vaccines are in development. To view this SnapShot, open or download the PDF.

PMID: 32413300 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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