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Researchers highlight potential advantages of mucosal vaccine – News-Medical.Net

Anyone who has undergone a nasal swab or saliva test for COVID-19 knows that the virus is most easily detected in the nose and mouth.

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Anyone who has undergone a nasal swab or saliva test for COVID-19 knows that the virus is most easily detected in the nose and mouth. That’s why, University at Buffalo researchers argue in a new paper, more COVID-19 studies should be devoted to how immunity emerges to SARS-CoV-2 in the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth.
The paper was published Nov. 30 in Frontiers in Immunology.
Noting that the mucosal immune system is the immune system’s largest component, the researchers expressed concern…

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