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Corona 19 virus spreads to brain and heart, US study results

An electron microscope image of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). /photo = AFP

The new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) spreads from the respiratory tract to organs such as the heart and brain and can remain in the body for several months, a study has found.

On the 26th (local time), Bloomberg News reported that a research team at the National Institutes of Health in the United States is undergoing peer review (peer review) to publish the research results that the Corona 19 pathogen has the ability to replicate in cells beyond the respiratory tract in the international scientific journal Nature. did.

According to the report, as a result of analyzing the organ tissues of 44 people who died from COVID-19, the research team found that Corona 19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) was detected in various parts of the body, including the brain.

According to Bloomberg, the Corona 19 virus can infect the body in the same way as the measles virus.

“This study helps to explain why long-covided patients also develop long-term coronavirus,” said Ziyad Al Ali, a professor at the Washington University Washington University’s Clinical Epidemiology Center, who led the study.

On the other hand, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the aftereffects of ‘at least one inexplicable symptom’ occurred within 3 months after being infected with ‘Long Covid’ and lasted for at least 2 months.

The most common persistent symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive impairment, and chest pain, abnormal sense of smell or taste, muscle weakness, and heart palpitations.

Reporter Lee Bo-bae, Hankyung.com [email protected]

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