Specialists at Renmin Hospital, Wuhan University, along with staff from the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Academy of Sciences of China, discovered viral nucleic acids in feces and rectal smears of patients with coronavirus, Times now writes.
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Scientists have suggested that the virus can spread through the digestive system. This conclusion is supported by the fact that the initial symptom in some patients infected with the Wuhan coronavirus was only diarrhea.
"To determine if patients are infected with coronavirus, doctors focus on respiratory tests. However, researchers show that the new strain of the virus can have fecal-oral transmission, and not just the airborne droplet and in contact with an infected person," the study authors noted. .
Without a vaccine or a special drug for treating the new coronavirus, medical organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend that you carefully observe personal hygiene.
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