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Could saliva play a role in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic?
Anna Papadopoulou1, Despina Tounta1, Christina Tesseromatis2
The pneumonia outbreak observed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 evolved into a general multi-system infection. This is attributed to a virus, from coronaviruses, the SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV the increased transmissibility of which lead to a spread across the world and the subsequent declaration of a pandemic. Saliva and in particular saliva droplets of different density play a significant role in the Covid-19 infection spread and contamination of the general population, leading to the development of severe acute respiratory syndrome in affected patients.
Key words: dalivary glands, saliva droplets, COVID-19 transmission, ACE2 receptor.
Received: 20 10 2020
Accepted for publishing: 24 09 2021
1Medical School, Kapodistrian National University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, Kapodistrian National University of Athens, Athens, Greece
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