Infectious Disease Doctor, Ph.D. Timur Bessarab, a member of the operational headquarters for control and monitoring situation with coronavirus, described the mechanism of infection of SARS-CoV-2 in Tuesday, March 24th.
“Coronavirus has a special way of penetrating cells. It doesn’t penetrates the cell membrane in arbitrary places, like many other viruses. The “crown” of the virus serves to attack cells by substitutions of molecules important for their vital activity with proteins of the “corona”, – said Bessarab.
The doctor warned that the danger of a new type of coronavirus lies in the ease of its transmission from person to person, and recalled that COVID-2019 poses a special threat to older people.
The expert noted that the viral nature of the pathogen manifests itself in a sharp increase in body temperature up to 39 degrees and above, which is accompanied by muscle pain without a clear localization.