Emine Kübra Dindar Demiray1, Sevil Alkan Çeviker2, Mustafa Yılmaz3, Işıl Deniz Alıravcı4

1Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bitlis State Hospital, Bitlis, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale, Turkey
3Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey
4Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Manavgat State Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

Keywords: COVID-19, epidemic, pandemic

Abstract

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19) has caused mortality and morbidity both in our country and around the world. It has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Infectious disease specialists are among the departments that played the leading roles in the pandemic. In this review, it was aimed to evaluate the COVID-19 outbreak in perspective of the infectious diseases physicians in the light of the current literature.