What is the role of ABO blood group in SARS-CoV-2 infection and/or severe COVID-19, and what genetic risk factors are known to date?

January 26, 2023 - 11:30

In a review article, Prof. David Ellinghaus of the IKMB summarizes recent genetic findings and data from secondary infection rates in couples and modeling experiments to explain the influence of ABO blood groups on SARS-CoV-2 transmission and infection rates within a population.

Ellinghaus D (2023). COVID-19 host genetics and ABO blood group susceptibility.
Cambridge Prisms: Precision Medicine, 1, e10, 1–12 https://doi.org/10.1017/pcm.2022.12

For a brief summary, watch this one-minute video: https://vimeo.com/787752841