Incidence of persistent SARS-CoV-2 gut infection in patients with a history of COVID-19: Insights from endoscopic examination

The study titled “Incidence of persistent SARS-CoV-2 gut infection in patients with a history of COVID-19: Insights from endoscopic examination” offers significant insights into the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the gastrointestinal system. Here’s a detailed summary: Background and Aims: The study investigates the common occurrence of gut infection during acute COVID-19 and the possibility of persistent SARS-CoV-2 gut infection months after the initial infection, potentially related to long-COVID syndrome. The primary objective was to determine the incidence of this persistent gut infection in patients with a history of COVID-19 undergoing endoscopic examination​​. Methodology: Conducted from October 2022 to February…

Persistent SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Implications for Epidemiology, Evolution, and Long Covid

A study analyzing genetic, symptomatic, and epidemiological data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics Covid Infection Survey (ONS-CIS) reveals significant findings about persistent SARS-CoV-2 infections and their implications​​. Key Findings: In summary, this study provides critical insights into the nature of persistent SARS-CoV-2 infections, their potential role in the emergence of new variants, and their association with Long Covid. It underscores the importance of continued surveillance and research to understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19. Read More: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.01.29.23285160v1.full.pdf