COVID-19 can cause brain cells to fuse, study finds

Updated: Jun 8 2023 5:13PM

New Delhi, Jun 8 (PTI) Infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus can cause brain cells to fuse, initiating malfunctions that lead to chronic neurological symptoms, according to a study.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been detected in the brains of people with "long COVID" months after their initial infection.

The new research, published in the journal Science Advances. explored how SARS-CoV-2 alters the function of the nervous system.