An article in Nature Medicine says the ACE2 expression in the nose could be higher than other parts of the respiratory system, making the nose a possible entry point for the coronavirus. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, shows how to wear a mouth and nose protector. Photo: DPA An article in Nature Medicine says the ACE2 expression in the nose could be higher than other parts of the respiratory system, making the nose a possible entry point for the coronavirus. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, shows how to wear a mouth and nose protector. Photo: DPA
An article in Nature Medicine says the ACE2 expression in the nose could be higher than other parts of the respiratory system, making the nose a possible entry point for the coronavirus. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, shows how to wear a mouth and nose protector. Photo: DPA

Nose is a point of entry for coronavirus as West reinforces early Chinese research

  • European team builds on Chinese findings from patient’s nose sample
  • Nasal vulnerability means masks are crucial protection for medical staff and the public

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An article in Nature Medicine says the ACE2 expression in the nose could be higher than other parts of the respiratory system, making the nose a possible entry point for the coronavirus. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, shows how to wear a mouth and nose protector. Photo: DPA An article in Nature Medicine says the ACE2 expression in the nose could be higher than other parts of the respiratory system, making the nose a possible entry point for the coronavirus. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, shows how to wear a mouth and nose protector. Photo: DPA
An article in Nature Medicine says the ACE2 expression in the nose could be higher than other parts of the respiratory system, making the nose a possible entry point for the coronavirus. Klaus Lederer, Senator for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, shows how to wear a mouth and nose protector. Photo: DPA
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