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Infectious COVID19 Can Persist in Gut for Weeks

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September 11, 2020

Researchers detected prolonged infection in the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of people with COVID-19.

Microbiome (Gut Health) Matters

"Stool with high COVID viral activity had higher abundance of pathogenic bacteria"

People with low or no infectivity had more beneficial bacterial strains, including bacteria that play critical roles in boosting host immunity.

Probiotics taken orally, are known to enhance immunity.

60% of the immune system cells are in the lining of the intestine.

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Study details

A study involved 15 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

They extracted evidence of active infection, in seven of 15 patients.

Stool tests were positive among people with no GI symptoms, and in some cases up to 6 days after nasopharyngeal swabs yielded negative results.

"Due to the potential threat of fecal-oral transmission, it is important to maintain long-term coronavirus and health surveillance,"

People in this category could believe they are no longer infectious and might return to a setting where they could infect others

"Discharged patients and their caretakers should remain vigilant and observe strict personal and toileting hygiene," Published online July 20 in Gut. One potential means for spreading SARS-CoV-2 from the gut is from a toilet plume