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Scary new impact of catching COVID – Sunshine Coast Daily

Silent wave: COVID-19 could boost risk of developing Parkinson’s disease



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Australian researchers are looking into whether being diagnosed with COVID-19 could increase a persons risk of developing Parkinsons later in life prompting a race to develop measures to beat the debilitating disease. Scientists believe the virus is able to invade the brain and central nervous system, but they are yet to determine how.
Professor Kevin Barnham from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne said it was likely the virus could “cause insult to brain cells,…

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