The discovery, made by Guangzhou Medical University specialists, suggests that the coronavirus can be transmitted through the inhalation of infected stool particles.
"Isolation of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in the stool indicates the possibility of fecal-oral transmission or fecal-respiratory transmission through aerosolized stool," the study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, assured.
Normally, people become infected after someone who is sick coughs or sneezes, spraying virus-carrying droplets into the air, which are then inhaled by others.
But Chinese researchers say they have found fragments of the virus' genetic material in stool samples from about a dozen patients.
"Isolation of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in feces indicates the possibility of fecal–oral transmission or fecal–respiratory transmission through aerosolized feces,"https://t.co/w1eqXj6Vm6