Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 9

Association of Occupational Stress for Health Care Professionals and Incidence of COVID-19. Is there an Increased Risk?

Mohamed AR1,2*, Eslam MS2, Sara AR2 and Nagwa AS1

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2Drug Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Mohamed AR, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University and Drug Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt.

Received: August 05, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020


The objective of the present review is to investigate if there could be a correlation and/or association of occupational stress of health care workers (HCWs) leading to an increase in the risk and/or incidence of COVID-19 due to many reasons including suppression of immunity function.

Correlation between stress, CNS and immunity

The central nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system are complicated combination of systems correlated and interacted with one another, and thus, disturbing the sensitive interactivity among these systems might dysregulate the immune response due to triggering of stressful life events and generation of negative emotions [1]. It is important to know that what is known by an allostatic load is mainly caused by a stressor which is an external stimulus or an event that exceeds an individual’s perceived ability to withstand and tolerate either emotionally or physically [2].



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Citation: Mohamed AR., et al. “Association of Occupational Stress for Health Care Professionals and Incidence of COVID-19. Is there an Increased Risk?". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.9 (2020): 35-39.


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