SARS-CoV-2 genomes persist in GI tract following infection resolution

SAN DIEGO — The discovery of SARS-CoV-2 genomes in endoscopy samples of patients who recovered from COVID-19 suggests that the gut serves as a reservoir for the virus, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2022.“SARS-CoV-2, or COVID, is mostly a respiratory tract infection, but in about 30% of patients you also see digestive symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting or nausea,” Diane Bimczok, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Montana State University, said. “It’s been shown in a number of studies there is also fecal shedding ofRead More

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