RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The study's findings, supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), have been published in the Journal of Pathology.
Researchers from the University of São Paulo Medical School (FM-USP) have found that SARS-CoV-2 infects and replicates in salivary gland cells.
Through the analysis of samples from 3 types of salivary glands collected during a minimally invasive autopsy procedure in patients who died from Covid-19 complications at the FM-USP Hospital, they found that these tissues, which produce and secrete saliva, are reservoirs for the novel coronavirus.
The study's . . .