New coronoviruses can infect brain cells, the study found

According to a new study, the cornivirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells’ internal machinery.

The research, posted to the printprint database on 8 September bioRxiv, Has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect brain cells called neurons. Although coronovirus has been linked to various forms of brain damage Malignant inflammation Known as brain diseases encephalopathies, All of which can cause confusion, brain fog and delirium, there was little evidence of the virus attacking the brain tissue so far.