The way of transmission has not changed
Today’s press conference on the joint defense and control mechanism of the State Council introduced the latest progress of important medical material security and medical resource allocation security. The novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is introduced by Mi Feng, deputy director of the national health and Health Committee and spokesman of the propaganda department.
According to the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Guangdong Medical University and Guangzhou Zhongshan customs and Guangzhou Zhongshan hospital have separated the virus from the feces of new crown pneumonia patients. I want to explain that some cases have symptoms of gastrointestinal tract, such as diarrhoea, and so on. The nucleic acid test positive or separated from the virus in the feces of the patients indicates that the virus can also proliferate in the digestive tract after infection with the new crown virus.
According to the analysis of clinical manifestations, fever, fatigue and dry cough are still the main clinical manifestations, no matter whether the symptoms of digestive tract are primary or ill. The virus isolated from feces does not mean that the main route of transmission of the disease has changed. It is still mainly respiratory tract and contact transmission. The spread of digestive tract, including the role and significance of fecal oral transmission in the whole transmission, still needs further observation and research.
It is the most important and effective protective measures to wear masks and keep hands clean. The risk of infection can be fundamentally reduced by insisting on frequent hand washing, standardized hand washing and hand disinfection. In the epidemic areas, hospitals, restaurants, shopping malls and other public places, we need to do a good job in the regular environment, sanitation and disinfection.
Related news: Zhongnanshan team laboratory detected new coronavirus in patients’ feces
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.