Can COVID-19 be transmitted through feces?

Can COVID-19 be transmitted through feces?

There is some evidence that the COVID-19 virus may lead to intestinal infection and be present in faeces. Approximately 2−10% of cases of confirmed COVID-19 disease presented with diarrhoea (2−4), and two studies detected COVID-19 viral RNA fragments in the faecal matter of COVID-19 patients (5,6). However, to date only one study has cultured the COVID-19 virus from a single stool specimen (7). There have been no reports of faecal−oral transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Should I wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

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How does COVID-19 spread through droplets and aerosols?

When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, droplets or tiny particles called aerosols carry the virus into the air from their nose or mouth. Anyone who is within 6 feet of that person can breathe it into their lungs.

Are people with asthma at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19?

People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. COVID-19 can affect your nose, throat, lungs (respiratory tract); cause an asthma attack; and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease.

What is a pandemic?

Pandemic: Event in which a disease spreads across several countries and affects a large number of people.

Is it dangerous to eat out during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To protect yourself from catching COVID while dining out, the CDC recommends following these tips: Don't go out if you're sick. Wear a face covering at the restaurant at all times, except when eating. This includes indoor and outdoor dining areas.