Experts who performed autopsy on 29 patients who died due to coronavirus revealed that the coronavirus continues to exist in the lung after death.
Since the appearance of the coronavirus has taken on a large number of lives, a large number of people have been fighting the disease. Meanwhile, scientists examine the disease and the coronavirus that causes the disease more closely.
There are many different researches on this subject. Some studies are aimed at developing a vaccine, while others are finding drugs to treat existing cases. Some research is trying to recognize the disease.
Lives even after death
In China, the country where the disease first appeared, researchers gained new information about the next-generation coronavirus. Wang Guiqiang, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Beijing University Hospital, said that the virus first targeted the lungs of patients. The virus doesn’t stay that much, it also lowers the immune system and damages vital organs such as the heart, liver and kidneys.
The researchers performed an autopsy on 29 people who died due to coronavirus in order to better recognize the disease. According to one of the doctors who participated in the research, this study will help develop a more specific treatment plan.
Targeting vital organs
According to the autopsy results, the virus does not continue to live in the lungs only after death. Patients’ immune system is also weakened with coronavirus. Guiqiang says that a significant drop in immune cells can play an important role in deaths. With the weakening of the immune system, the possibility of bacterial and fungal infections also arises. Patients in critical condition are exposed to more than one infection.
Kovid-19 can also damage many organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys. Underlining this situation, the researchers explained that critical organs should be supported in order to prevent organ failure.
We do not currently have much information about coronavirus. Researchers are doing their best to get to know the virus more closely and take measures against it. Until then, we need to protect ourselves against the disease.