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).

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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.

ALL OUR COVID-19 NEWS 

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.

2021.03.26
The B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants of SARS-CoV-2 were first detected in the UK and South Africa respectively, and have since spread to many other countries. Scientists from the Institut Pasteur joined forces with Orléans Regional Hospital, Tours University Hospital, Créteil Intercommunal Hospital, Strasbourg University Hospital and Georges Pompidou European Hospital to study the sensitivity of these two variants to neutralizing antibodies present in the serum samples of people who have been vaccinated or previously infected with SARS-CoV-2.
2021.03.23
SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is capable of infecting some species, while others are naturally resistant to it. This determines the "host range" of the virus. The SARS-CoV-2 host range includes humans, non-human primates, hamsters, mink and cats. Since the start of the pandemic, mice and rats had proven to be resistant to SARS-CoV-2, because their ACE2 receptor, which allows the virus to enter cells, is very different from the human receptor.
2021.02.12
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated health-care systems, shut down schools and communities, and plunged the world into an economic recession. While 2020 was a challenging year, 2021 looks to be difficult with the emergence of multiple variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The race to vaccinate the world will need to respond to the pathogen's constant evolution to evade immunity. What marks the path to the end of this pandemic?
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.

 

 

FAKE NEWS

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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