Covid – Omicron: What are the “ghosts” of the virus discovers in the intestines of the sick?

More than two years after the launch of theepidemicthey virus continues to unfold as the search progresses. This Wednesday, May 11, the online scientific journal Nature published a summary of several studies that have highlighted the causes of intestinal symptoms.

Indeed, the plot through several case of vomiting and of diarrhea among infected people du Covidseveral researchers have questioned these symptom gastrointestinal disorders caused by what is nevertheless defined as a respiratory viral infection.

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Two teams of researchers from Stanford University (California, USA) and Innsbruck University (Austria) and then we conclude “Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 persist in the gut for months after a first infection”. Friend Bhatt, an oncologist and geneticist at Stanford, called these fragments the “ghosts” du Covid. Which can contribute to what is now called the Covid for a long timethis severe form of Covid defined as “Symptoms that persist beyond 12 weeks after an acute infection”.

In previous studies, samples of virus were taken from the bowel of people infected four months earlier. Stanford University has shown that some patients “Continued to excrete viral RNA in their feces seven months after a first mild or moderate infection with SARS-CoV-2, well after the end of their respiratory symptoms”.

Hence the theory of viral tanks care that allowed these “ghosts” of Covid to last over time. A theory that requires verification.

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