Faecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 from patients with asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 without gastrointestinal symptoms in Ghana

Enoch Aninagyei, Reuben Ayivor-Djanie, Jones Gyamfi, Theodore Owuani, Selassie Louis Ameke, Grace Semabia Kpeli, Hubert Kwame Agbogli, Priscilla Essandoh, Kwabena Obeng Duedu*

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    Abstract

    In this study, we sought to determine whether faecal shedding occurs among SARS-COV-2 positive Ghanaians, as reported elsewhere. Hence we assayed for SARS-COV-2 in the stools of 48 SARS-COV-2 confirmed patients at the Ho Municipal Hospital in Ghana.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number130
    JournalBMC Research Notes
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 10 May 2024

    Keywords

    • COVID-19
    • Faecal shedding
    • Gastrointestinal symptoms
    • SARS-CoV-2
    • Sewage

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