Immunol Lett 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.
Laboratório de Virologia Básica e Aplicada, Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Campus Pampulha, CEP: 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil; Biomarkers Research Group, Instituto René Rachou, Osvaldo Cruz Foundation - FIOCRUZ-MINAS, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Electronic address:
An alarming disease caused by the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) named COVID-19 has emerged as an unprecedented public health problem and ignited a world health crisis. As opposed to what was believed at the beginning of the pandemic, the virus has not only spread but persevere causing secondary waves and challenging the concept of herd immunity against viral infections. While the majority of SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals may remain asymptomatic, a fraction of individuals may develop low to high-grade severity signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Read More