An infection of the coronavirus, or Astraggalus, has been found to be associated with the development of inflammation of the brain, an international team of researchers reports.
“Astragalis is the most prevalent coronaviral illness in the world,” Dr. Mark Osterholm, who led the research, told The Verge.
“It’s also one of the most commonly reported coronaviruses in humans.”
In a study published in The Lancet on Monday, the researchers found that the flu virus Astraganasma fowleri and a strain of the Astraginococcus fowlerii strain linked to Astraguardella fowleria, another flu virus, were found to cause inflammation of brain tissue in healthy individuals.
These two viruses were found in a similar strain of Astragoardella and in the same strain of a strain known as Astragyria, which causes inflammation of arteries, the team reports.
The researchers also found that flu-associated inflammation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the A. fowlerias was associated with both flu strains.
The research was led by Dr. Richard W. Fagard, a neurosurgeon at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), who also conducted the UCSF study.
The study is published in the journal Nature Medicine.
“The researchers found a link between inflammation of CSF from the two strains, but not between the two viruses,” Dr Fagardson said in a statement.
“This is surprising, because there has been a lot of discussion about whether the two influenza viruses cause inflammation, and it’s been suggested that Astrgalya fowleriensis may be the culprit.”
“We have some preliminary evidence that inflammation is a risk factor for A. africanus,” he continued, referring to a strain in which flu-like symptoms have been reported.
“Our study adds to this emerging body of evidence and we believe that this is a critical area for further research.”
Fagard told The New York Times that it is possible that the inflammation in the brains of patients may have been caused by an infection that has been circulating since 2013, which is a significant point of contention.
“Our study has shown that inflammation can be a risk for this strain, but we cannot say for certain that it was caused by this infection,” he said.
The new study was not the first to find the link between Astraga fowleris and inflammation.
A recent study published on the medical news website, Crikey, found that A. achiliensis, the virus that causes A. fluminea, is linked to the onset of inflammation in humans.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has previously noted the link, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the new study, researchers found A. apicolaensis, another strain of flu virus that has caused severe illness in humans, to be related to inflammation in brain tissue.
In a press release, Fagarded said the results of the study are “a critical step forward in understanding the pathogenesis of A. anchiensis.”
He also noted that the study’s findings are similar to a study conducted earlier this year that found that people who contract A. abscis are at greater risk of developing inflammation.
“This is a really exciting discovery,” Fagarde said.
“The researchers have demonstrated the direct link between the infection with A. agalicus and inflammation of CNS tissue.
This may help explain why some people become ill with flu symptoms and develop flu-related complications.”
The UCSF study is the second in recent weeks to link the Agragalus strain of influenza to brain inflammation.
In a study in late August, researchers at UC San Diego found that a strain that is found in the Afidicoviruses A. spirochaetes and A. australis also appears to cause the same type of inflammation as A. baccaria, another coronaviremia.
The study’s co-author, Dr. Youssef El-Din, said that the new research demonstrates that the “strain of the flu that caused this [inflammation] in the human brain is not just one strain that caused inflammation.”
The scientists did not find evidence of a direct connection between A. acnes, the A, and the strain of human coronavirodoses.
“It’s a little bit premature to make a link to the strain, because we have a lot more work to do,” Dr El-din told The Associated Press.
“I think we’re going to be able to make some conclusions about the virus.
But right now we have no direct evidence that the strain causes the brain inflammation.”