The Effect of Micronutrients on the Immune Response and COVID-19
Rosa E. Brown, Caroline Rose Grannan, Katherine Marie Ochs
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.
Diana Cuy Castellanos
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
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" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2348.