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Analysis: COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted Via An Extremely Unappetizing Route
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12 Jun 2020 05:45 AM EST

Twelve percent of people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 develop diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Now, UPI reports a new analysis says these symptoms may be a key driver of the spread of the sometimes fatal disease. Researchers from Seattle's Swedish Hospital say that based on 29 different studies, over 40% of people with COVID-19 shed the virus via their feces. The presence of COVID-19 in stool samples may be an indication that "more stringent public health measures may be needed to control the outbreak. That includes changes in wastewater and sewage management and restrictions on the use of public restrooms.

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