Some people are unable to provide a sputum, or phlegm, sample for testing. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus can be transmitted through faeces, Chinese University study confirms, with experts suggesting stool tests as alternative screening tool

  • Some respiratory system specimens tested negative for Covid-19 but coronavirus was detected in faecal samples from all 14 patients in study
  • None of the urine specimens contained the virus, and it was only detected in the blood of four patients
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Some people are unable to provide a sputum, or phlegm, sample for testing. Photo: AFP
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