The Effect of Micronutrients on the Immune Response and COVID-19

Title

The Effect of Micronutrients on the Immune Response and COVID-19

Authors

Presenter(s)

Rosa E. Brown, Caroline Rose Grannan, Katherine Marie Ochs

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: HSS 456

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Description

In December 2019, a new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China and spread globally. SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. This disease is a respiratory disease that is thought to spread from person-to-person via respiratory droplets from an infected individual. The World Health Organization announced that the COVID-19 outbreak could be characterized as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since then, the United States has continued to see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and the rates of infection. Signs and symptoms include fever, chills, cold, shortness of breath, sore throat, and headache. Research has shown many possible connections between micronutrients and assisting building of the immune system. Studies show that certain micronutrients, such as vitamin A, C, and D, and minerals, such as zinc, iron, copper, and selenium, may be effective in regulating the immune response that occurs with infection of the COVID-19 virus. A concept map technique will be used to present and explain the interactions between micronutrients and their effect on COVID-19.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Diana Cuy Castellanos

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

The Effect of Micronutrients on the Immune Response and COVID-19

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