Keywords : COVID19
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2020, Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 3-8
COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, is a highly communicable disease. There is urgent need for highlighting the ongoing outbreak to be public health emergency especially in our locality. Based on current published evidence, this review systematically summarizes the causative agent, epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surgeon precautions against COVID-19. Hopefully, this review may put a small stone for public health building in this regard and may afford a reference for future studies in our district.