Saliva is a Non-Invasive Body Fluid for Rapid Detection of Coronavirus

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Muhammad, N., Khan, A. ., & Shah, I. (2021). Saliva is a Non-Invasive Body Fluid for Rapid Detection of Coronavirus. Advances in Basic Medical Sciences, 5(2), 24–25. Retrieved from


Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has been rendered the toughest pandemic of the current century.1 Like other zoonotic viruses (anthrax) the Coronavirus has been transmitted from vertebrate animals to human beings and further spreads through direct, indirect contact transmission. The associated symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, tiredness, and impairment of taste, and more adversely chest pain and difficulty in breathing or other respiratory diseases.2 The current SARSCoV2 began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and now many variants of them have been reported in many countries around the world. Coronaviruses are positive-sense single stranded RNA viruses. Coronaviruses belong to the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae that has been divided into i.e. alpha, beta, gamma, and delta genera.3

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