On February 13, Zhao Jin, deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of respiratory diseases, introduced at a press conference on epidemic prevention and control held by the Information Office of the people’s Government of Guangdong Province. In the P3 laboratory, the team isolated the live coronavirus from the faeces of a severely infected patient in the fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat sen University. It has public health significance and can guide policy making.
Zhao Jincun introduced that this discovery was not accidental. Today, Academician Li Lanjuan’s team also found similar findings. A novel coronavirus exists in the stool of patients, which indicates that there may be new ways to spread the new crown virus, but whether it will cause human to human transmission, we need further study.
According to @ Xinhua view news, in response to the virus isolated from patients’ feces by Guangzhou Medical University, the national health and Health Commission responded at the press conference of the joint prevention and control mechanism of the State Council on February 13, regardless of whether the patients’ digestive tract symptoms were the first occurrence or complications, fever, fatigue, dry cough or the most important clinical manifestations. Sorting out the virus from the patient’s feces does not mean that the main route of transmission has changed.