French immunologist and Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova called factor leading to the severe form of pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a coronavirus, a new type. This writes Le Monde.
According to the expert, there are rare cases of severe forms of the disease regardless of patient age and the presence of his chronic diseases. “These unexplained cases indicate the existence of genetic factors that influence response to the virus,” — said the expert.
Casanova explained that the goal of researchers is to identify variations in the genome that can explain the occurrence of severe forms.
the specialists of Foundation for medical education and research Mayo (USA) explained the effects of Smoking on the likelihood of disease COVID-19. According to doctors, Smoking affects the risk of infection, and avoiding harmful habits greatly increases the chances of the body’s ability to resist the virus. According to studies, this factor harms the body’s natural defenses against some bacteria and viruses.
Outbreak of pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a new type of coronavirus, was first recorded in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization announced that the situation can be characterized as a pandemic.