An overview of Covid-19 with special reference to Janapadodhwamsa

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Published Oct 19, 2022
Priyanka Ramesh Chandra Tiwari Rakesh Bhutiani

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Virus, bacteria and fungi are the most common causes for spreading illness in human and in animals. These are the microorganisms and they can cause epidemic and pandemic diseases. World is passing through many viral epidemics affecting respiratory system since last twenty years. It includes SARS-CoV 2002-2003, H1N1 Influenza 2009, MERS-CoV 2012 to the recent COVID-2019. COVID-19 is a viral pandemic infection this is air borne illness that is spreading through droplet infection. This virus especially affects the respiratory system by doing immunosuppression in person. In Ayurveda there are references of Janapadodhwamsa in Charaka samhita vimansthan. Janapadodhwamsa – is the term coined by Charak which means destruction of population living in same place at the same time because of 4 main reasons i.e. Dushit vayu (Air), Dushit jala (water), Dushit desh (land), Dushit kaal (time) Janapadodhwamsha causes death of individuals in the affected area inflicting huge destruction.

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K., P., Tiwari, R. C., & Bhutiani, R. (2022). An overview of Covid-19 with special reference to Janapadodhwamsa. Environment Conservation Journal. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.15502485

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Ayurveda, Dushit vayu, Dushit jala, Dushit desh, Dushit kaal, Epidemics

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