COVID-19 Patients are found to have active and prolonged gut viral infection. CU Medicine to establish Testing Centre to Identify Silent Carriers
(Left) Professor Paul CHAN, Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Associate Director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research; Professor Francis CHAN, Dean of CU Medicine and Director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research; and Professor Siew NG, Associate Director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research, at CUHK.
We discovered COVID-19 patients have active and prolonged gut viral infection for the first time, even in the absence of GI symptoms and after recovery. A Coronavirus Testing Centre to enhance Hong Kong’s capacity to test for COVID-19.
The discovery has impacted the clinical management of COVID-19 patients and was published in the international medical journal GUT.
Details of the Coronavirus Testing Centre: https://bit.ly/3cnvnPL