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Symptomology Related to COVID-19
- Shortness of breath
- Gastrointestinal Complaints
- Abdominal pain
- Anorexia (loss of appetite)
- Diminished or lost sense of taste
- Diminished or lost sense of smell
"Our data suggest the possibility of extended duration of viral shedding in faeces, for nearly 5 weeks after the patients' respiratory samples tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Although knowledge about the viability of SARS-CoV-2 is limited, the virus could remain viable in the environment for days, which could lead to faecal-oral transmission, as seen with severe acute respiratory virus CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV. Therefore, routine stool sample testing with real-time RT-PCR is highly recommended after the clearance of viral RNA in a patient's respiratory samples. Strict precautions to prevent transmission should be taken for patients who are in hospital or self-quarantined if their faecal samples test positive."*
*"Prolonged Presence of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA in Faecal Samples", last modified March 19, 2020, accessed March 30, 2020.
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