Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause respiratory infections.The new coronavirus agent was discovered on 12/31/19 after cases registered inChina. It causes the disease called coronavirus (COVID-19). The first humancoronaviruses were isolated for the first time in 1937. However, it was in 1965 thatthe virus was described as coronavirus, due to the profile under microscopy,looking like a crown.
This article aims to bring the most current medical literature on thecoronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
The publications with the greatest impact factor in February and March 2020 were searched in Nature, Elservie, JAMA and Wiley.
More than 200 articles on COVID-19 were found and 20 articles wereselected with the highest number of citations on Google Scholar.
Until March 2020, there is no really effective treatment against COVID-19, but many medications are being tested and with very promising results. The concern with the economy is also an extremely relevant factor at this moment.
This literature review closed in March 2020 mentions only chloroquine – an approved malaria drug – and its derivative hydroxychloroqine as potential prophylactic and/or therapeutic agents. There are 585 papers on chloroquine and 163 papers on remdesivir published in 2020 according to Scopus (13.05.2020)
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