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Coronavirus update: The shocking way the virus could spread to another person

Scientists and researchers have found that, in addition to upper respiratory symptoms, a significant number of patients infected with COVID-19 also suffered from loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

A study which was published in April in Gastroenterology delved further into these four issues felt in the tummy.

Dr Alexander Podboy, author of the study said: “COVID-19 is probably not just respiratory symptoms like a cough.

“A third of the patients we studied had gastrointestinal symptoms.

“It’s possible we may be missing a significant portion of patients sick with the coronavirus due to our current testing strategies focusing on respiratory symptoms alone.”

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