‘A silent killer’ - COVID-19 shown to trigger inflammation in the brain

1 Nov 2022
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Researchers say the COVID-19 virus affects the brain in a similar way to dementia diseases. Image: Adobe

Research led by The University of Queensland has found COVID-19 activates the same inflammatory response in the brain as Parkinson’s disease.

The discovery identified a potential future risk for neurodegenerative conditions in people who’ve had COVID-19, but also a possible treatment.

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