Acta Scientific Agriculture (ISSN: 2581-365X)

Mini ReviewVolume 5 Issue 7

Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles to Fight the COVID-19

Mohammad Faizan1*, Fangyuan Yu1, Vishnu D Rajput2, Tatiana Minkina2 and Shamsul Hayat3

1Collaborative Innovation Center of Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, College of Forest Science, Nanjing Forestry University, China
2Academy of Biology and Biotechnology, Southern Federal University, Russia
3Plant Physiology Lab, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India

*Corresponding Author: Mohammad Faizan, Collaborative Innovation Center of Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, College of Forest Science, Nanjing Forestry University, China.

Received: May 27, 2021; Published:June 09, 2021

Citation: Mohammad Faizan., et al. “Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles to Fight the COVID-19". Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.7 (2021): 14-16.

Abstract

  The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic represents an unpredicted health concern and declared as ‘public-health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization on 30 January 2020. The virus that is responsible for COVID-19, known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 160 million peoples and caused approximately 3.4 million deaths worldwide. Recent advancement in nanotechnology plays important role in diagnosing COVID-19 drug development programs. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) have integrated into prevention of COVID-19. This review covers the use of NPs for the prevention of COVID-19. The tools for diagnosis of coronavirus, nano-based vaccines and NPs as a drug delivery agent for the handling of virus infection have been discussed.

Keywords: Diagnosis; Nanotechnology; Pandemic; Vaccines; Virus

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Copyright: © 2021 Mohammad Faizan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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