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Investigating methods for Coronavirus Disease 2019 control: A systematic review
 
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9 DEY Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Narges Asgari   

9 DEY Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Shivaye Sharghi st, Khomini shahr, Isfahan, Iran.
Submission date: 2020-05-14
Final revision date: 2020-05-24
Acceptance date: 2020-05-24
Online publication date: 2020-08-06
 
 
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Introduction:
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) epidemic began in December 2019 in China and caused major concern. But no systematic review of COVID-19 infection control has been published.

Aim:
The aim of this study is to determine the COVID-19 disease control methods.

Material and methods:
We performed a systematic review of the literature using the keywords: ‘coronavirus’ and ‘2020,’ ‘COVID-19’ in databases including ScienceDirect, PubMed, Springer and Scopus from January 1, 2020 to February 23, 2020. All observational studies, as well as case reports and editorials that were published in English were included. Data on the disease control methods of COVID-19 were extracted by two researchers.

Results and discussion:
The preliminary search result was about 131 articles; 38 articles were retrieved for full-text screening, after screening articles by title and abstract. Finally, 17 papers having the study inclusion criteria were selected. Disease control is possible at three levels of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Conclusions:
COVID-19 is a new clinical infectious disease that can be controlled by adopting measures to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. Further studies are needed to elucidate factors that may be effective in controlling the spread of the disease during recovery.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
None declared.
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None declared.
 
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