COVID-19 Situation Updates
SARS-CoV-2 is an enveloped β-coronavirus with a genetic sequence very similar to SARS CoV1(80%) and bat corona virus RaTG13(93%). Viral envelop is coated by spike(S) glycoprotein, envelop and membrane(M) protein.
It primarily targets upper and lower respiratory tract. The angiotensin converting enzyme2(ACE 2) found in human cells, is the receptor protein that serves as the main entry point for corona viruses, including SARS CoV2, to enter the host cell.
“Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of Healthcare, Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic”
Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists,
Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services - Sri Lanka and
World Health Organization - Sri Lanka
Sample Collection in COVID 19 diagnosis
Dr. Yasindu C Waniganayaka, SR CSTH
Dr. F Nishreen Jaufer, Registrar CSTH
Ms. GSB Wijethunge, (ICN) CSTH
Ms. GLT Kularathne, (ICN) CSTH