Reply to: Rectally shed SARS-CoV-2 lacks infectivity: time to rethink faecal-oral transmission?
2021-11-18
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology 18(9):669-670 SEP 2021 

Guo, Meng; Tao, Wanyin; Flavell, Richard A.; Zhu, Shu

Abstract:

To determine whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can establish a faecal–oral transmission route, it is essential to confirm that infectious virus particles are shed in faeces from patients with COVID-19. We would like to thank Pedersen et al. for their Correspondence on our Perspective (Guo, M. et al. Potential intestinal infection and faecal–oral transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 18, 269–283 (2021))1, which raises some important issues (Pedersen et al. Rectally shed SARS-CoV-2 lacks infectivity: time to rethink faecal–oral transmission? Nat. Rev. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41575-021-00501-w (2021)).

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41575-021-00503-8 


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