INFECTION | BRAIN

First Case of Covid-19 Encephalitis: A Possibility of Virus Latency and Reactivation

New evidence that SARS-CoV-2 infiltrates the brain (and its ramifications)

Shin Jie Yong
Mar 27, 2020 · 4 min read
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay (modified by author)

A New Case

“This is the first evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has directly invaded the nervous system,” they emphasized.

Virus Latency

“Since SARS‐CoV-2 may conceal itself in the neurons from the immune recognition, complete clearance of the virus may not be guaranteed even the patients have recovered from the acute infection.”

Virus Reactivation

“If the SARS-CoV-2 is latent in the nervous system for a long period of time, will the cured patients reappear with neurological diseases?”

Microbial Instincts

Decoding the microbial angle to health and the microbial world.

Shin Jie Yong

Written by

Neurobiology MSc postgrad in Malaysia | 2x published academic author | 100+ articles on coronavirus | Freelance medical writer | shinjieyong@gmail.com

Microbial Instincts

Decoding the microbial angle to health and the microbial world.

Shin Jie Yong

Written by

Neurobiology MSc postgrad in Malaysia | 2x published academic author | 100+ articles on coronavirus | Freelance medical writer | shinjieyong@gmail.com

Microbial Instincts

Decoding the microbial angle to health and the microbial world.

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