Friday, July 3, 2020

Coronavirus detected in semen of COVID-19 survivors

A new finding reveals the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the semen of the recovered individuals. The study conducted in China found that 6 out of 38 COVID-19 patients had the virus in their semen from the given samples. Out of those 6 men, 4 were still infected while the other 2 already recovered.

We do not know how the virus is occurring in the semen of the individuals. The scientist is trying to figure out the possible mechanisms behind this occurrence. However, we should also note that the virus was also other products like feces. So, this is not the first instance that the virus is found in our body secretions and excretions.

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We should also see that fact many viruses also can be transmitted through body fluids like semen. This includes Ebola, HIV, Zika, etc. However, the possibility of this virus getting transmitted is still a question mark which reachers will answer through further studies.

Though we don’t have any current evidence of sexual transmission of the disease, experts say we have an urgent need to do a follow-up study. Researchers also found no evidence of the virus multiplying in the genital tract of the men. So this follows up study will help explore the possibilities of mankind understanding the virus. All we need to do is wait until further studies tell us more about this part.

Source: CBS News

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