Quantcast
22.9 C
United States of America
Friday, July 30, 2021

Covid UK latest: Exposure to pollen could increase a person’s risk of developing COVID-19

Must read

Covid UK latest: Exposure to pollen could increase a person’s risk of developing COVID-19

A study published in PNAS, looked at how higher airborne pollen concentrations correlated with an increased COVID-19 infection.

Exposure to airborne pollen enhances susceptibility to respiratory viral infections, regardless of the allergy status, noted the study.

It continued: “Pollen exposure weakens the immunity against certain seasonal respiratory viruses by diminishing the antiviral interferon response.

- Advertisement -

“We found that airborne pollen, sometimes in synergy with humidity and temperature, explained, on average, 44 percent of the infection rate variability.

“Infection rates increased after higher pollen concentrations.”

The study concluded that pollen can be a factor in exacerbating COVID-19.

READ MORE: Coronavirus new strain symptoms: Hives and three other skin changes to watch out for

- Advertisement -
Covid UK latest: Exposure to pollen could increase a person’s risk of developing COVID-19
Newslanes Mediahttps://newslanes.com
Newslanes.com is the leading e-news platform for the latest breaking news of world today. The news repository targets everyone after factual and well-researched information from a dedicated global team of news reporters and editors.
- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest article