Guest Editorial
Volume 6 Issue 7 - 2021
COVID-19 and Selenium in Animals
Hirotada Tsujii*
Professor Emeritus, Shinshu University, Kamiina, Nagano, Japan
*Corresponding Author: Hirotada Tsujii, Professor Emeritus, Shinshu University, Kamiina, Nagano, Japan.
Received: June 14, 2021; Published: June 24, 2021




The World Health Organization (WHO) has tentatively named the virus that causes unexplained pneumonia in Wuhan, China, COVID- 19. The first pandemic of COVID-19 confirmed in Wuhan, China, occurred in December 2019 and devastated economic and healthcare systems around the world. It was later named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The “2” at the end of the name is a sister virus of the coronavirus “SARS-CoV” that caused SARS which originated in Guangdong Province, China and spreaded all over the world in 2002.

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Citation: Hirotada Tsujii. “COVID-19 and Selenium in Animals”. EC Veterinary Science 6.7 (2021): 38-40.

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