Studies: COVID-19 virus can spread through feces, surfaces contaminated by presymptomatic patients

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Studies: COVID-19 virus can spread through feces, surfaces contaminated by presymptomatic patients tjordan_drupal May 18, 2020

Infectious virus in feces is a common manifestation of COVID-19, according to a study from China published today in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.

“Our findings indicate the need for appropriate precautions to avoid potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from feces,” the authors said. “Discharge and hospital cleaning practices should consider this possibility for critically ill patients or those who died who had high viral loads and are more likely to shed infectious virus.”

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