Thursday, December 5, 2019

Common Cold-Cold Virus Going Beyond The Umbilical Cord

Nowadays the risk of cold and cold is increasing. The common cold-cold zika virus can cross the placenta and reach the fetus in the womb and harm the baby.

The virus can reach the fetus in the womb

Common Cold-Cold Virus Going Beyond The Umbilical Cord


The virus of cold and cold that occurs during the winter can infect the fetus on the placenta of women. According to recent research, the virus can also reach an unborn child in case of a cold and cold.

Role of umbilical Cord-

The umbilical cord is an integral part of women's bodies, which protects and nourishes the baby during pregnancy. The child survives in the mother's womb with this support. A pregnant woman remains attached to her child through the umbilical cord. It protects the child from many types of infections.

The umbilical cord acts as a sentinel-

Researchers at Tulane University in the United States said that the umbilical cord acts as a watchdog during pregnancy and carries nutrition and oxygen to the baby. It also prevents bacteria from reaching the child and also helps in its development. The umbilical cord connects the baby to the mother's body.
                 It was previously believed that the umbilical cord cannot be infiltrated. However, recent research has shown that the 'Zika virus' is crossing the barrier of the umbilical cord and infecting the fetus.
                  Researcher 'Giovanni Piedmontese' said, for the first time in our research, it has been proved that even the common cold-virus can cross the umbilical cord and infect the fetus that if a pregnant woman has a common cold-cold The virus can reach the mother as well as the fetus and infect them before birth.

Tests were done on the umbilical cord-

The researchers extracted three major cells from the donated umbilical cord. These cells are cytotrophoblast, stroma fibroblast, and Hofbauer. Researchers in the lab exposed these cells to the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus has a common cold. They found that cytotrophoblast cells managed to stop the virus, but stroma fibroblasts and Hofbauer cells were found to be at greater risk of becoming infected with the virus. The researchers said that Hofbauer cells gave the virus a chance to spread inside itself.
                         Since these cells reach the fetus via the umbilical cord, the researchers believe that the virus can also cause the transmission to the fetus. These cells do not die even after being infected with the virus. This virus invades the lungs of the fetus and infects them. This increases the risk of asthma disease in children after birth.


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