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Mini Review | Open Access

Samuel Pecho-Silva1,2, Ana Claudia Navarro-Solsol3, Kovy Arteaga-Livias2,4, Vicky Panduro-Correa4, Kuldeep Dhama5 and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales2,6,7

1Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, Lima, Peru.
2Universidad Cientifica del Sur, Lima, Peru.
3Universidad Nacional de Ucayali. Pucallpa, Peru.
4Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizan. Huanuco, Peru.
5Division of Pathology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar 243 122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
6Public Health and Infection Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia.
7Grupo de Investigacion Biomedicina, Faculty of Medicine, Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(suppl 1):713-716 | Article Number: 6326
Received: 03/05/2020 | Accepted: 11/05/2020 | Published: 14/05/2020
Abstract

Latin America is suppose to have significant advantages over other developing regions, such as Asia and Africa, given the time where the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causing the Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19), arrived, mainly from Europe. This occurred on February 26, 2020. Then, multiple previous measures were taken in order to prevent and mitigate the impact of pandemic in the region. In the current mini-review update we discuss the possibilities of “crushing” the transmission curve of COVID-19 in the region after two months of the arrival of this emerging coronavirus.

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Latin America, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, epidemiology, prevention, control

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