From two COVID-19-related deaths, samples of lung, heart and kidney were collected and processed for Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy (TEM and SEM) with the aim of identifying the virus.
Virions of SARS-CoV-2 were found in all tissues by TEM and SEM, corroborating the hypothesis that the virus enters the cells of different organs. This is the first report identifying SARS-CoV-2 in different human tissues by TEM and SEM.Free PDF Download
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M. Pesaresi, F. Pirani, A. Tagliabracci, M. Valsecchi, A.D. Procopio, F.P. Busardò, L. Graciotti
SARS-CoV-2 identification in lungs, heart and kidney specimens by transmission and scanning electron microscopy
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 9