Study shows that coronavirus patients have prolonged intestinal infections

China: Study Shows Coronavirus Patients Have Long-term Intestinal Infections They ensure that patient feces may also play a role in the t...

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  • China: Study Shows Coronavirus Patients Have Long-term Intestinal Infections
  • They ensure that patient feces may also play a role in the transmission of COVID-19
  • The researchers studied stool samples from 15 patients

China: Study shows that coronavirus patients have prolonged intestinal infections.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong carried out a study in which it was shown that patients with coronavirus have prolonged intestinal infections, according to the media. The financial.

To carry out this study, the feces of people with this disease were analyzed and their results detected the presence of the coronavirus.

According to a statement published on Monday, researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong indicated that the coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the respiratory tract.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which is a viral respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus Called SARS-Associated Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), it spreads primarily through respiratory droplets, splashes of virus-laden secretion from the mouth and nose.

However, scientists in China have said since the first weeks of the pandemic that infectious viruses in patients’ feces may also play a role in the transmission of this virus.

Based on a February study of 73 patients who were hospitalized due to coronavirus in China’s Guangdong province, their results found that more than half tested positive for the virus in their feces.

In addition, the Hong Kong scientists studied stool samples from 15 patients to better understand the activity of the virus in the gastrointestinal tract.

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This research allowed the scientists to find active intestinal infection in seven patients, some of whom did not have nausea, diarrhea or other digestive symptoms. Three patients continued to show an active viral infection for up to six days after their respiratory samples tested negative for COVID-19.

“The finding highlights the importance of long-term coronavirus and health surveillance and the threat of potential fecal-oral viral transmissions,” Siew Chien Ng, associate director of the university’s Center for Gut Microbiota Research, said in the statement.

Ng also stressed that “treatments that modulate the composition and functionality of the gut microbiome should be explored.” The patients’ gut bacteria that were particularly infectious showed a loss of protective microbes and a proliferation of disease-causing microbes.

Among the facilities that the Chinese University has offered, it has made available several free stool detection tests to travelers who have been arriving at the airport since the end of March and identified six infected children among more than 2 thousand samples analyzed.

Starting this week, up to 2,000 COVID-19 tests will be performed daily as part of the targeted screening of asymptomatic people, according to the report.

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More than one patient tested positive even though their respiratory samples were negative, said Francis KL Chan, dean of medicine at the university and director of the Gut Microbiota Research Center.

Chan also said in the statement that the stool test is accurate and safe, making it suitable and more effective for detecting COVID-19 in specific groups of people.

Some regulators, including the US Food and Drug Administration, have spoken out about stool testing.

Likewise, in the midst of the pandemic, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Diseases of the United States, reveals the 7 states at risk of a coronavirus outbreak, according to information from the New York Post news portal.

In an interview for Bloomberg, the infectious disease expert says he has already sent a kind of alert or warning to the governors of the entities that are at risk.

He also mentioned that he spoke with the old president, Mike Pence, to whom he explained that social distancing measures and the use of masks should be maintained to prevent further infections.

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