SARS-CoV-2 may penetrate the CNS by crossing the neural–mucosal interface in olfactory mucosa, post-mortem findings from Europe suggest. Neuropathologists have found evidence in autopsy samples from 33 people who died of COVID-19 disease that the SARS-CoV-2 virus exhibits neurotropism and may enter the nervous system by exploiting the close vicinity of olfactory mucosal, endothelial and ...
SARS-CoV-2 may enter the brain via the nose
By Michael Woodhead
8 Dec 2020