GI symptoms and potential fecal transmission in coronavirus patients

March 05, 2020

Bethesda, Maryland (March 5, 2020) -- The world is bracing for the impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has now spread to over 30 countries, infecting more than 80,000 people with over 2,600 deaths globally. A better understanding of how this virus is transmitted is key to preventing its spread.

In two new papers published online in Gastroenterology, investigators from China describe the impact of coronavirus on the digestive tract. Key findings:
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These papers will be published in the May print issue of Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. To access the full papers, please contact media@gastro.org.

COVID-19: Gastrointestinal manifestations and potential fecal-oral transmission
By Jinyang Gu, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine Xinhua Hospital, China, et al.
https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(20)30281-X/fulltext

Evidence for gastrointestinal infection of SARS-CoV-2
By Fei Xiao, Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China, et al.
https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(20)30282-1/fulltext

Contact for media: Rachel Shubert, media@gastro.org, 301-272-1603

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About Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent scientific journal in the specialty and is in the top 1 percent of indexed medical journals internationally. The journal publishes clinical and basic science studies of all aspects of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, as well as nutrition. The journal is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Nutrition Abstracts and Science Citation Index. For more information, visit http://www.gastrojournal.org.

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