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Covid-19 Virus Spreads Through The Whole Body

Jan, 2023

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Autopsy reveals that Corona virus is not restricted to a particular organ and spreads throughout the body

The Covid-19 disease results from an infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2. It is called a respiratory infection but its effect is certainly not limited to respiratory system. Constant evidence of SARS-CoV-2 is found through the whole body during various autopsies which includes the spleen, the liver, the kidneys, the thorax, the colon, nerves, muscles, the eye, the reproductive tract and the brain apart from the lungs, the heart.

In a particular case, remains of coronavirus were found in the brain of a dead patient during autopsy after 230 days from when the symptoms started showing. Covid-19 can result in structured infection and remain in the body for a long time, as per the authors of the study. In July2020, few autopsies provided evidence of the presence of blood clots in almost every vital organ of the patients affected with corona virus. The U.S.  National Institutes of Health’s new research confirms the earlier reports with more detail. In this study 44 autopsies were involved where researchers detected and calculated the messenger RNA level from SARS-CoV-2 in fluids and 85 locations. The location where the virus were replicating during the life of a person is indicated by the genetic information. The authors found, that the maximum inflammation and injury was found in the lungs and despite considerable load of virus other organs and brain did not exhibit any prominent change in tissues.

Researchers found proof, that in the later stage of recovery from Covid-19, lungs were less infected than they were before whereas the other locations did not exhibit that much improvement. According to the result of the study done by the researchers, although the respiratory tissues have the maximum load of SARS-CoV-2, the virus can circulate throughout the body. It is still a mystery to the researchers that how the virus travel so far and so wide in the body. In the current study, the autopsies did not often exhibit the detectable remains of virus in blood plasma and this indicates that the pathogen may be spreading around using other medium.

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