We are pleased to highlight the latest study by Dr. Joe Yeong PohSheng and colleagues in Singapore published in GUT (BMJ) this month. The researchers report that Covid-19 survivors have viral antigen/RNA detectable in their GI tract and liver up to 6 months after recovery.
The implications of this finding are huge when considering disease management and public health policy in the context of Covid-19 transmission via the faecal-oral route and aerosol-generating procedures. Future work to validate these early findings are certainly warranted!
To learn more, check out the full paper here: Residual SARS-CoV-2 viral antigens detected in GI and hepatic tissues from five recovered patients with COVID-19 | Gut (bmj.com)
Many congratulations from the Insight Editing London team!