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Insights into the interplay between Covid and the nasal microbiome

Labroots, Aug. 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

Insights into the interplay between Covid and the nasal microbiome

New evidence points to yet another underlying factor that may control COVID outcomes—microorganisms in the nose. … To investigate, researchers at the University of California, Irvine, examined the nasal microbiomes of 68 hospitalized COVID patients, 45 healthcare workers, and 21 healthy controls. The team found that acute SARS-CoV-2 infections were associated with distinct shifts in the nasal microbiome.