Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infected case with viral detection positive in stool but negative in nasopharyngeal samples lasts for 42 days

J Med Virol. 2020 Apr 24;10.1002/jmv.25941. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25941. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19), caused by a novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2), has spread rapidly around the world. Currently, the identification of this disease is mainly conducted by using nasopharyngeal swabs[1], but the presence of SARS‐CoV‐2 RNA in feces of COVID‐19 patients indicates the possibility of transmission via fecal‐oral route[2‐4]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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