Coronavirus can invade brain, study finds


A micrograph of an apoptotic cell (blue/green) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. According to a study, the Covid-19 virus is able to replicate inside the brain, and its presence starves nearby brain cells of oxygen. – AFP pic, September 10, 2020.

HEADACHES, confusion and delirium experienced by some Covid-19 patients could be the result of the coronavirus directly invading the brain, according to a study published yesterday.

The research is still preliminary, but offers several new lines of evidence to support what was previously a largely untested theory.


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