Potential Influence of Parasitic Diseases as Protective Agents from Infection with Pandemic COVID-19

Authors

  • Israa Mohammad Abd AL-Khaliq Department of Microbiology, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i1.818

Keywords:

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, parasitosis, Co infection

Abstract

Parasitic diseases can affect infection with COVID-19 obviously, as protective agents, or by reducing severity of this viral infection. This current review mentions the common symptoms between human parasites and symptoms of COVID-19, and explains the mechanism actions of parasites, which may prevent or reduce severity of this viral infection. Pre-existing parasitic infections provide prohibition against pathogenicity of COVID-19, by altering the balance of gut microbiota that can vary the immune response to this virus infection.  

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Published

2022-05-05 — Updated on 2022-05-20

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How to Cite

Mohammad Abd AL-Khaliq, I. (2022). Potential Influence of Parasitic Diseases as Protective Agents from Infection with Pandemic COVID-19. AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 18(1), 10–12. https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i1.818 (Original work published May 5, 2022)