This section collates recent developments impacting the health sector in India.
A study of pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infections, but with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19, found that immunological changes counteract the inflammation associated with the disease. Researchers based in Italy, the United States, and Australia, examined the levels of 62 cytokines in the blood plasma of 14 pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2, along with 28 uninfected pregnant women and 15 age-matched women who were not pregnant. They also monitored the levels of key cells of the immune system.“Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 are able to control inflammation through the production of anti-inflammatory molecules that counterbalance the pro-inflammatory ones,” says primary investigator, Andrea Cossarizza, of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia School of Medicine.
Read more here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d43978-021-00093-8