#Covid19Treatment; #HowCovid19AttacksHumanBody; #GlobalResearch; #cytokines
New York, Apr 18 (Canadian-Media): Development of an effective treatment or vaccine to stop the global pandemic for COVID-19 pandemic is dependent on full understanding of how COVID-19 attacks human body, and the response of humanbody, media reports said.
Coronavirus. Image credit: Twitter handle
In an attempt to fully understand the virus, researchers around the world are compiling and sharing their early observations of COVID-19 patients.
These findings, though preliminary, are pointers to research in the right directions.
Researchers have observed that in severe cases, COVID-19 our respiratory cells are attacked triggering an immune system response targeting those infected cells.
This occurrence leads to the destruction of lung tissues, clogs our airways and cuts off oxygen supply, and ultimately in organs failure.
The organs most at risk of damage were found to be kidney heart.
It is yet to be researched by them if the organs or being shut down of in a new way or it is similar other infections that cause such common complications.
The deadliness of the virus can be determined by how our body responds to fight the virus when the body is infected by it.
Cytokines, released by the immune system, to co-ordinates an immune response against an infection or injury, but sometimes the infection causes the overproduction of these rampage through the bloodstream and severely damage the body.
Dr. Douglas Fraser, an ICU doctor at London Health Sciences Centre and a researcher at Western University in London, Ont., said there are different types of cytokines released in the body at unusual times in all of the very sick patients: requiring the ICU admissions, and those having difficulty breathing and those that are ultimately dying.
The researchers said after understanding of what's going on, therapies and vaccines can be developed.