Dutch scientists found intestinal cells could become infected by the Sars and Covid-19 viruses. Photo: Shutterstock Dutch scientists found intestinal cells could become infected by the Sars and Covid-19 viruses. Photo: Shutterstock
Dutch scientists found intestinal cells could become infected by the Sars and Covid-19 viruses. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus can infect intestine as well as lungs, says study

  • Dutch scientists found that lab-grown intestinal cells became infected with both the Sars and Covid-19 viruses, which attached themselves to a receptor enzyme
  • Conclusions are supported by research from China that found patients suffering from diarrhoea had more severe symptoms

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Dutch scientists found intestinal cells could become infected by the Sars and Covid-19 viruses. Photo: Shutterstock Dutch scientists found intestinal cells could become infected by the Sars and Covid-19 viruses. Photo: Shutterstock
Dutch scientists found intestinal cells could become infected by the Sars and Covid-19 viruses. Photo: Shutterstock
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