Researchers from a hospital in the city of Shenzhen have warned about possible faecel-oral transmission of coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: scientists identify possible new mode of transmission in human faeces

  • Genetic traces of the new coronavirus have been found in the stool of patients being treated at a hospital in Shenzhen
  • The findings have prompted researchers to warn of possible faecel-oral spread of the disease, in addition to respiratory droplet transmission and contact
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Researchers from a hospital in the city of Shenzhen have warned about possible faecel-oral transmission of coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.