New Study Reveals That Coronavirus Can Be Transmitted Sexually And Cause Infertility In Men
Just when you thought you had heard it all and things couldn't get any worse you are in for a rude awakening. Especially so if you are a man.
A new study detailed in the esteemed medical journal published by the American Medical Association - JAMA, claims the coronavirus can not only rob you of your taste and smell — it may also leave men infertile and could be transmitted sexually.
The study, claimed it found the presence of COVID-19 in 15% of semen samples collected.
. John Aitken likened it to the Zika virus and shared:
“It should be emphasized spermatozoa have a demonstrable capacity to carry viral infections from the male to the female reproductive tract, As happens during the sexual transmission of Zika, for example,”
Zika virus is a mostly mosquito-borne virus that can also be sexually transmitted.
“COVID-19 leads to a build-up of angiotensin II, which is a hormone that regulates kidney function and blood pressure. Increased levels of this hormone cause an immune response against the invading COVID-19 virus particles that increases the availability of reactive oxygen species that causes cell death… Prolonged exposure to elevated angiotenstin II levels can lead to cell death in sperm.”
This latest coronavirus threat really hits below the belt.