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World Journal of Research and Review

( A Unit of Nextgen Research Publication)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Kenyan case: A Review onprioritizing immunonutrition in Prevention and Management

( Volume 11 Issue 2,August 2020 ) OPEN ACCESS

Dr. Carren Adhiambo Otieno


COVID-19-2019,immunityprevention, Respiratory syndrome, SARS.


At the end of the year 2019, a novel virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2), causing severe acute respiratory syndrome expanded globally fromWuhan, China.The beginning of 2020 saw the emergence of COVID-19 outbreak which was in March 2020 declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Coronaviruses infect the upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tractof the mammals including humans and birds. Animals rarely spread coronaviruses to humans but it subsequently spreads between humans via respiratory droplets produced when a person sneezes or coughs.Despite great efforts globally, there is no specific antiviral treatment and vaccinecurrently recommended for COVID-19-19. However, prevention and management are the best options. Using research reports, online databases, WHO guidelines and recent articles on COVID-19, i carried out systematic review of immunity and nutrition in the prevention and management of the disease. This article may be useful in creating awareness among the public, to combat COVID-19through balanced nutrition.



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