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Covid-19: There is a part of the body that can be resistant to the new coronavirus

A study carried out by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA, suggests that there is an area of ​​the human body that can resist infection by SARS-CoV-2

The transmission of the new coronavirus occurs mainly in the respiratory tract (mouth and nose), through droplets and, in rare situations, through small particles, called aerosols, from person to person, through close physical contact. Still, it is on the face that there is a part of the body that can be resistant to covid-19. It is at least what he concluded in a team at the University of Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA, in a study published in Cell Reports.

The results of the research work suggest that the cornea may be resistant to covid-19, since it does not allow the multiplication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. The same does not happen with the Zika virus or the herpes simplex virus, which replicates in the eye tissue.

Read more in Portuguese at Diário de Notícias.

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