To prevent corona infection, it is very important to cover not only the mouth but also the nose with a face mask or cloth. A recent study at North Carolina University recommends this. Nerves more sensitive than lungs: According to researchers, it is easier for the SARS-Cove-2 virus to target cells in the nerves than in the throat or lungs. The virus makes more than 10 million copies of itself in just four days by ticking the nerves. Gradually, it also spreads to the throat and lungs via the respiratory system. Therefore, to keep away the corona infection, it is very important to cover the nose with a mask and keep it clean from time to time.
‘Nasal Epithelium’ First Victim: In this study led by Dr. Richard Boucher, researchers analyzed samples taken from coronas infected patients’ nerves, respiratory tract, and lungs. He also looked at the effects on healthy people by keeping the tissues present in these organs in contact with the SARS-Cove-2 virus in the lab. During this period, it was found that the cells named ‘nasal epithelium’ in the vein become the first victims of the SARS-Cove-2 virus. They can house a thousand times more viruses than the lungs.
The presence of the ‘ACE-2 receptor’ is attributed to Boucher’s greater presence of the ‘ACE-2 receptor’ in the vein, making him more susceptible to infection. They believe that this receptor activates the ‘spike protein’ that makes SARS-Cove-2 an invader. This helps to house the virus in the nerves and rapidly increase its population. The study found 10 million copies of the virus in four days in the nerves. This number was close to ten thousand in the lungs.