All SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 at the Institut Pasteur

An epidemic of pneumonia of viral appearance and of unknown etiology emerged in the city of Wuhan (Hubei province, China) in December 2019. On January 9, 2020, the discovery of a new coronavirus (first called 2019-nCoV, then SARS-CoV-2) was officially announced by the Chinese health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO). This coronavirus is the agent responsible for the new infectious respiratory disease called Covid-19 (CoronaVIrus Disease 2019).


The Institut Pasteur (Paris) and the Institut Pasteur International Network have been extremely active worldwide in responding with science to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, responsible for Covid-19 disease.


Here are the news, press releases and videos from the Institut Pasteur (Paris), which was mobilized as soon as the first cases were announced, following the declaration of the epidemic by the Chinese authorities.

The team from the Cochin-Pasteur Clinical Investigation Center of Vaccinology at Cochin AP-HP Hospital, Inserm and the University of Paris, coordinated by Prof. Odile Launay, carried out a systematic review of the literature on immunogenicity and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines in immunocompromised individuals. It concluded that there is a risk of low immunogenicity of Covid-19 vaccines among immunocompromised people, particularly in solid organ transplant recipients and patients with malignant hemopathies.
Sars-Cov-2 Immunity
The teams from Henri-Mondor AP-HP hospital and Paris-Est Créteil University, Inserm, CNRS, University of Paris, within the Necker-Enfants Malades Institute, and the Institut Pasteur analyzed the capacity of the immune memory generated after mRNA vaccination to recognize and neutralize SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Human bronchial cells (green) infected with SARS-CoV-2 (blue) - Institut Pasteur
From September 29 to October 1, the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with Inserm and the ANRS I Maladies infectieuses émergentes, will be broadcasting live from its campus in English the international conference "COVID-19: Advances and Remaining Challenges."
Crédit : Institut Pasteur. Image par Rémy Robinot, Mathieu Hubert, Vincent Michel, Olivier Schwartz et Lisa Chakrabarti, et colorisée par Jean Marc Panaud

Scientific Publications




Covid-19 disease fact sheet (novel coronavirus)

Fiche Maladie Covid-19 - Institut Pasteur

All the information about Covid-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (cause, symptoms, transmission, prevention, treatment, etc.). The Covid-19 fact sheet is updated regularly.




Coronavirus : attention aux fausses informations circulant sur les réseaux sociaux - Institut Pasteur

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19: beware of false information


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