New study claims kids can spread Covid-19 as much adults

New study claims kids can spread Covid-19 as much adults

In an effort to better understand why this particular symptom is so common among COVID-19 patients, an worldwide team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School (HMS) was able to identify the olfactory cell types in the upper nasal cavity most vulnerable to infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, for some time, it was unclear why many Covid-19 patients lost their sense of smell.

"While we do not yet have the direct evidence for [long-term] consequences yet, such as the development of heart failure, which can be directly attributed to COVID-19, it is quite possible that in a few years this burden will be enormous based on what we know from other viral conditions", Puntmann said.

Until now, during the coronavirus pandemic, much attention has been paid to Covid-19 antibodies and their role in building immunity against the disease. CDC officially recognizes the condition as a symptom of Covid-19, and some researchers say the symptom is a better predictor of the disease than a fever or cough.

Anosmia is the partial or complete loss of the sense of smell.

Losing your sense of smell or anosmia, and sometimes accompanied with loss of taste, is one of the earliest and most commonly reported warning signs of coronavirus.

Scientists say they have discovered why coronavirus causes people to lose their sense of smell. An global team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School (HMS) recently identified the olfactory cell types that are most vulnerable to infection by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19).

The study's findings were recently published in Science Advances.

According to the researchers' results, olfactory sensory neurons don't express the gene that encodes the ACE2 receptor protein.

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Instead, it is the olfactory support cells, not neurons, that are vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The team behind the study hope their findings help efforts to better understand loss of smell in people with COVID-19, which could lead to treatments for anosmia.

Temporary loss of smell, or anosmia, has been a widely reported symptom of the novel coronavirus.

"I think it's good news because once the infection clears, olfactory neurons don't appear to need to be replaced or rebuilt from scratch", Datta said.

More serious conditions of Anosmia that affect the brain or nerves, such as brain tumors or head trauma, can cause permanent loss of smell.

Be that as it may, he included, "we need more information and a superior comprehension of the hidden systems to affirm this end".

"[COVID-19] can infect the heart and, in severe cases, the virus seems to replicate within it", study co-author Dirk Westermann, a cardiologist at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, also in Germany, told UPI.

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