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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), viral diseases continue to emerge and cause a serious issue to public health. In the last twenty years, several viral epidemics such as H1N1 influenza in 2009, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002 to 2003, and, have been recorded. Most recently, the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and now COVID19. Initially, the new one was called 2019-nCoV.Later, the group of experts of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) termed it the SARS-CoV-2 virus as it is similar to the one that caused the SARS outbreak (SARS-CoVs). Coronavirus is one of the main pathogens that target the human respiratory system. Past outbreaks of coronaviruses (CoVs) comprises the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-CoV and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV which have been reported as agents that are a great public health threat. A group of patients was admitted to hospitals with an initial diagnosis of pneumonia of an unknown aetiology, In late December 2019. A questionnaire was designed online in Google docs which consisted of 15 questions. The study population included was dental students. Later statistics were analysed and studied. The response collected and the data was analysed. The responses were half mixed about on the brain. But in total, the results are positive.  This survey concluded that dental students are aware of the isolation and incubation of COVID19.

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COVID 19 ICTV SARS WHO

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Subaraman M, Keerthi Sasanka L, Gayathri R, & Dhanraj Ganapathy. (2020). Knowledge and awareness about isolation and incubation of Covid 19 among dental students- A survey. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1615-1621. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3902