Covid-19 is proven scientifically, as a respiratory virus and, is carried through respiratory droplets. As such, there is a link to the virus causing damage, mainly to the lungs of patients. In many cases, patients have recorded of gastrointestinal symptoms, diarrhoea, and feverishness.
A recent study by a team led by Jie Zhou from the University of Hongkong sought to find out how actively the SARS-Cov-2 can flourish in the intestines of affected persons. Their findings proved that the virus does not just live in the organoids of patients but replicated as well. Thus, the intestinal tract of patients serves the purpose transmission route for the SARS-Cov-2.
Separate research conducted by a team of medical experts from the University Medical Centre (Hamburg-Eppendorf), Germany, using an autopsies procedure on twenty-seven (27) patients who had died through the global pandemic, found traits of the SARS-Cov-2 in various organs of the bodies. The findings confirm that the virus can cause damage to different organs of an affected patient, including lungs, brain, kidney, liver, pharynx, and the heart.
Publication of these two pieces of research found its way into the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. The study also found out that the SARS-Cov-2 seemed to strive well in the kidney of patients. Reports also indicate that high records of kidney cases in patients affected by Covid-19, and this purposefully confirms the outcome of the recent research. The team added that people suffering from diabetes, kidney, and heart conditions are highly at risk to the SARS-Cov-2.
However, they acknowledged that the possibility of the SARS-Cov-2, affecting a variety of organs in patients rests on other pre-existing conditions. The two new separate reports published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, explains the range of symptoms recorded in persons affected by the virus. Recent Covid-19 cases have revealed traits of blood clots, headaches, and kidney failures in patients, but the findings of these reports help explain these new developments.