Cuba studying genetic factors of patients recovered from COVID-19

Jun 25, 2020

by OnCuba Staff

Cuban scientists are carrying out a study on the incidence of genetic factors in the predisposition of some people to acquire COVID-19 and develop symptoms of the disease, or not.

As part of the research developed by the National Group of Genetics, specialists are processing extensive information about people who have acquired the new coronavirus to determine the role of genetics in their different clinical evolutions, Cubadebate reported.

The results of the study will be made public once the investigation concludes, Dr. Francisco Durán, director of epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), affirmed during his daily appearance to report on the situation of COVID-19 on the island.

Some international research indicates a certain propensity for people with type A blood to acquire COVID-19 more easily and to present complications, Durán said.

The study of patients recovered from the disease will begin this week in the capital’s municipality of La Lisa, the newspaper Tribuna de La Habana reported.

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