Hong Kong researchers warn that a coronavirus infection can lead to severe bone loss in the arms, legs and spine. Photo: Jelly Tse
Hong Kong researchers warn that a coronavirus infection can lead to severe bone loss in the arms, legs and spine. Photo: Jelly Tse

Coronavirus infection can lead to severe bone loss in arms, legs and spine, Hong Kong researchers warn

  • Researchers reveal virus can induce conditions akin to osteoporosis, leading to weakened bones and higher likelihood of fractures
  • Study based on trials carried out on Syrian hamsters which experience the infection similar to humans