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Coronavirus can invade brain, finds US study

Sep 10, 2020 10:45 IST

A new study has offered the first clear evidence that the coronavirus is capable of invading some patients' brain cells. It says that headaches, confusion and delirium experienced by some Covid-19 patients could be the result of the coronavirus directly invading the brain. The research is still preliminary -- but offers several new lines of evidence to support what was previously a largely untested theory. According to the Yale study, the virus is able to replicate inside the brain, and its presence starves nearby brain cells of oxygen, though the prevalence of this is not yet clear, news agency AFP reported.