Faeces samples can harbour infectious coronavirus, study finds

Faeces samples can harbour infectious coronavirus, study finds

Researchers from China have isolated infectious novel coronavirus from faeces of a patient who died. The latest study by a team led by Jincun Zhao from Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, Guangzhou in China was able to confirm infectiousness of the virus isolated from faeces samples. Confirmation of infectious virus in faeces samples raises the potential for faecal–oral or faecal–respiratory transmission through aerosolised faeces.

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