Shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in feces and urine and its potential role in person-to-person transmission and the environment-based spread of COVID-19

The authors’ “critical analysis of the available evidence and potential transmission
routes suggests that the possibility of fecal/urine-oral/ocular transmission
of SARS-CoV-2 is extremely low to negligible except where
direct person-to-person contact occurs. This is consistent with the
many millions of documented cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and the
fact that none of these have implicated feces or fecal contaminated material
as part of the infection pathway. Assuming levels of
SARS-CoV-2 remain relatively low in the population (<1%), our analysis
also suggests that the risk of contracting COVID-19 from water supplies,
wastewater, food, bathing/recreational waters, and the coastal zone remains
extremely low. This is particularly the case if personal hygiene
measures are maintained (e.g. handwashing) and communal sanitary
facilities are regularly cleaned and disinfected”: Read the article here.

Published by Arash Zamyadi

www.arashzamyadi.com

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