Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Saliva: In Relation to COVID19

Manal Abdalla Eltahir*

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Qassim University, KSA

*Corresponding Author: Manal Abdalla Eltahir, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Qassim University, KSA.

Received: June 22, 2020; Published: July 13, 2020



COVID19, as it designated by WHO, infection outbreak is constitute a real disaster worldwide, from December 2019 to April 2020, the number of affected individuals is more than the million victims. This short review aimed to gather information in the form of answering important questions in the context of Saliva in relation to COVID19 Which is caused by SARS-CoV2, as an emergent infection with limited information about. These questions are: is saliva just an environment facilitates the viral transmission?, How the saliva gets infected with corona virus? what is the actual role of the ACE2 receptors express in the oral cavity in the context of the pathogenesis of COVID-19 disease? What is the life span of the virus in saliva? and What is the role of antiviral components of saliva in combating of the coronavirus?

Keywords: Corona Virus; Saliva-ACE2-Antiviral; COVID19



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Citation: Manal Abdalla Eltahir. “Saliva: In Relation to COVID19". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.8 (2020): 23-28.

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