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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2020 Vol.21 No.9 P.749-751


Gastrointestinal involvement of COVID-19 and potential faecal transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Author(s):  Min Song, Zong-Lin Li, Ye-Jiang Zhou, Gang Tian, Ting Ye, Zhang-Rui Zeng, Jian Deng, Hong Wan, Qing Li, Jin-Bo Liu

Affiliation(s):  Department of Laboratory Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   liujb7203@163.com

Key Words:  COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Gastrointestinal involvement, Faecal transmission

Min Song, Zong-Lin Li, Ye-Jiang Zhou, Gang Tian, Ting Ye, Zhang-Rui Zeng, Jian Deng, Hong Wan, Qing Li, Jin-Bo Liu. Gastrointestinal involvement of COVID-19 and potential faecal transmission of SARS-CoV-2[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2020, 21(9): 749-751.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was found initially in Wuhan, China in early December 2019. The pandemic has spread to 216 countries and regions, infecting more than 23310 000 people and causing over 800 000 deaths globally by Aug. 24, 2020, according to World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/ novel-coronavirus-2019). Fever, cough, and dyspnea are the three common symptoms of the condition, whereas the conventional transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 is through droplets entering the respiratory tract. To date, infection control measures for COVID-19 have been focusing on the involvement of the respiratory system. However, ignoring potential faecal transmission and the gastrointestinal involvement of SARS-CoV-2 may result in mistakes in attempts to control the pandemic.



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