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 Oct;92(10):1807-1809. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25941. Epub 2020 Jun 3.


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].

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Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asymptomatic Infections*
  • COVID-19 / diagnosis*
  • COVID-19 / virology*
  • Child
  • Feces / virology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasopharynx / virology*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / virology
  • SARS-CoV-2 / pathogenicity