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SARS-CoV-2 infects monocytes and macrophages, without cytopathic effect – News-Medical.Net

A team of researchers from Aix-Marseille Univ, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Institut Paoli Calmettes and Laboratoire d’Immunologie, Marseille, France, conducted …

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has affected over 30 million individuals worldwide. Originating in Wuhan (China) at the end of 2019, the virus and has claimed over 959,000 lives to date. While most patients present with fever, cough, and fatigue, some progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome or other critical and often fatal conditions.
The severity of COVID-19  disease is linked to age and comorbidities, including coronary hea…

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