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SARS CoV 2 and transmission with food


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.

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“Professional Development for Quality Enhancement of Healthcare, Beyond COVID-19 Pandemic”

Present By
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

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