US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — When treating new patients with coronavirus, blood transfusion from already ill people can help, writes the South China Morning Post, citing the University of Hong Kong.
Experts conducted an experiment on Syrian golden hamsters, whose ACE2 protein is similar to human. According to scientists, it is through him that the coronavirus penetrates the body.
Researchers implanted rodents with SARS-COV-2 and then recovered survivors whose antibodies were produced. On the basis of the blood of the sick, serum was made, which was transfused to healthy hamsters, after which they were also infected with coronavirus.
It turned out that in those who received serum, the viral load on the body was ten times lower. According to scientists, this method will greatly facilitate the healing process in people.
The COVID-19 pandemic, the first cases of which were discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of last year, covered almost 200 countries. According to the latest WHO data , more than 750 thousand people have been infected worldwide, over 36 thousand have died.
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