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Impact of COVID-19 on community health: A systematic review of a population of 82 million.

Sathian, B., Asim, M., Mekkodathil, A., Van Teijlingen, E., Subramanya, S.H., Simkhada, P., Marahatta, S.B. and Shrestha, U.M., 2020. Impact of COVID-19 on community health: A systematic review of a population of 82 million. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 9 (1), 4 - 11.

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DOI: 10.3126/jaim.v9i1.29159

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, caused by the pathogenic severe acute respiratory syndrome-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, is exponentially spreading across the globe. As there is paucity of published literature, the influence of COVID-19 on community health remains unclear. Therefore, we aimed to conduct a systematic review of the literature on the impact of COVID-19 on community health. The current systematic review was performed utilizing electronic databases, i.e., PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE. We searched for the keywords "COVID-19" AND "community health" between January 1, 2020, until May 10, 2020. Although, limited evidence is available regarding quarantine to prevent COVID‐19, most studies considered quarantine as an essential public health measure to minimize rate of infection and mortality. Under these circumstances, people should focus on maintaining personal hygiene, proper nutrition, and extreme social distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Besides, that there is a need to provide professional psychological support to reduce mental ill-health. We have highlighted two different public health approaches in South Asian countries, namely Nepal and India.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2091-1432
Uncontrolled Keywords:Covid-19 ; Nepal ; Review ; international ; prevention ; quarantine
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34064
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Jun 2020 15:13
Last Modified:01 Jun 2020 15:13

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