Researches Found Corona virus In Sputum, Faeces Of COVID-19 Negative Patients

In a quick turn of events, the Chinese doctors have found out COVID-19 in the sputum and faecal samples of some patients with negative pharyngeal swabs for COVID-19.

The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that some patients had positive, real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for SARS-CoV-2 in the sputum or faeces after the pharyngeal swabs became negative.

The Pharyngeal swabs deal with the accurateness of a patient’s discharge from the hospital and whether the isolation of the patient should continue or be terminated. That’s the potentiality of the swabs.

These findings raise concerns over whether patients with negative pharyngeal swabs are truly virus-free or if sampling of additional body sites might be needed.

The researchers have found out that 22 patients of the 133 patients admitted with the Coronavirus have the follow-up positive sputum or faecal samples


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