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A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab sample from a woman for nucleic acid testing following two imported coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections from neighbouring Myanmar, at a hotel in the border city of Ruili, Dehong prefecture, Yunnan province, China September 15, 2020. Picture taken September 15, 2020.(REUTERS)

Substance use disorders linked to Covid-19 susceptibility

Washington DC | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 01:24 PM IST
People with substance use disorders (SUDs), including those who excessively use tobacco, alcohol, opioid, cannabis, and cocaine, are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications, according to a study which assessed the electronic health records (EHR) of millions of patients in the US.
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