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Antibody-dependent enhancement effect as a potential threat induced by COVID-19
  • Chen Hu,
  • Yong He
Chen Hu
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Daping Hospital, Army Medical University
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Peer review status:POSTED

10 Jun 2020Submitted to Influenza and other respiratory viruses
12 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
12 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed

Abstract

At present, Corona virus disease 2019(COVID-19) has become a major concern all over the world and leads to huge medical pressure. Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of viral infection has been researched extensively in many viruses. It is not yet clear whether SARS-CoV-2 infection causes ADE effects. However, there is evidence that ADE may be found in COVID-19. We have discussed the possibilities of ADE effect induced by COVID-19 and proposed a series of measures to deal with it.