Scientists told about the new information.
Scientists from the Netherlands found a coronavirus that infects the cells of the intestine and actively propagated and transmitted by the faecal-oral route, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
To track a cellular response to the virus, he was placed into the model body.
It is noted that new data explained gastrointestinal symptoms in one third of patients with COVID-19.
Scientists also came to the conclusion that the virus can be detected in the stool of a person even long after the respiratory symptoms were resolved. This suggests that the virus may also be distributed via the so-called “fecal-oral transmission”.
In addition, researchers from the Institute of Habrecht, Erasmus University and Maastricht University decided to determine whether the virus SARS-CoV-2 to directly infect cells of the intestine. Using electron microscopy, the researchers found viral particles inside and outside cells that are exposed.
“The observations made in this study provide some evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in the cells of the gastrointestinal tract. However, we don’t yet know what the role of SARS-CoV-2, present in the intestine of patients with COVID-19, plays in the transmission. Our results show that we need to consider this possibility more closely”, – summed up in the article.