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Human Saliva: Non-Invasive Fluid for Detecting Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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Department of Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University. Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(7), 2225; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072225
Received: 28 February 2020 / Revised: 24 March 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 26 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Health and Diseases)
The breakthrough of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, a city of China, has damaged the status of health and quality of life. In the sequel of this epidemic or contagious disease, the patient experiences fever, chest paint, chills, a rapid heartbeat, breathing difficulties, pneumonia, and kidney failure. It has been suggested that this disease can spread through human-to-human transmission or by super spreading. By the help of the non-invasive fluid “saliva”, it is easy to detect the virus. This can help with the comfort of the patient as well as healthcare personnel. Under this perspective, we discuss the epidemic situation of 2019-nCOV and its relationship with human saliva. View Full-Text
Keywords: saliva; virus; 2019-nCoV; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SERS-CoV); acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); diagnostics; point-of-care; COVID-2019 saliva; virus; 2019-nCoV; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SERS-CoV); acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); diagnostics; point-of-care; COVID-2019
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Khurshid, Z.; Asiri, F.Y.I.; Al Wadaani, H. Human Saliva: Non-Invasive Fluid for Detecting Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2225.

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