Discharging coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with faecal viral shedding and prolonged hospitalisation

Jaime Sou Rosa Duque, Phoebe Q. Mak, Joshua S.C. Wong, Chi-man Victor Chan, Chit Kwong Chow, Wa Keung Chiu, Wilson K.Y. Yeung, Ivan C.S. Lam, Gilbert T. Chua, Marco H.K. Ho, Kelvin K.W. To, Patrick Ip, Mike Y.W. Kwan


The implication of gastrointestinal infection caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its transmission remains to be fully understood. We studied 4 paediatric patients with several weeks of faecal excretion of SARS-CoV-2 RNA who had only mild symptoms. International consensus on isolation practices is urgently needed.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jha.v9n5P26


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Journal of Hospital Administration

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