A substantial proportion of COVID-19 patients shed SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in faeces, with the virus persisting long after respiratory testing has become negative, according to the results of a meta-analysis. This suggests that the disease can be spread via the faecal–oral route.
Despite the absence of lockdown and having managed outbreaks well, Hong Kong has suffered a mental health emergency during the coronavirus pandemic, with older and underprivileged individuals being hit the hardest, according to a study.
Children and young adults with brain abscess have a higher risk of mortality for up to 5 years, according to a study, which notes new-onset epilepsy in 28 percent of survivors and its persisting risk several years following infection.
Severely ill patients with COVID-19 have low levels of several nutrients, with vitamin D and selenium being the most prevalent, a study has found. This suggests the possibility that nutritional deficiencies may increase susceptibility to the disease.
A history of cerebrovascular disease increases the risk of mortality in patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by 2.78-fold when compared to those with other comorbidities or without underlying pathologies, reveal the results of a recent study.