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SARS-CoV-2 may not be targeting taste bud cells – News-Medical.Net

An intriguing early symptom among some COVID-19 patients is the loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, which has led to the suspicion that the virus that causes the illness, SARS-CoV-2, could be targeting taste buds.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 5 2020
An intriguing early symptom among some COVID-19 patients is the loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, which has led to the suspicion that the virus that causes the illness, SARS-CoV-2, could be targeting taste buds. But as researchers report in ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, initial data from mice suggest that might not be the case.
Viruses cause infection by invading specific cells in the body and reproducing, often damaging or ki…

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