Can coronavirus unfold by way of intercourse? This is what a examine discovered

The virus that causes Covid-19 could be present in semen, Chinese language researchers report in a small examine that doesn’t deal with whether or not sexual transmission is feasible.

The virus that causes Covid-19 could be present in semen, Chinese language researchers report in a small examine that doesn’t deal with whether or not sexual transmission is feasible.

Medical doctors detected the virus in semen from six of 38 males hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19. 4 have been nonetheless very sick with the illness whereas two have been recovering.

The report from Shangqiu Municipal Hospital in China was printed Thursday in JAMA Community Open.

There was no long-term follow-up so it’s not identified how lengthy the virus might stay in semen or if males can unfold it to their companions throughout intercourse.

The outcomes distinction with a examine of 34 Chinese language males with COVID-19 printed final month within the journal Fertility and Sterility. U.S. and Chinese language researchers discovered no proof of virus in semen examined between eight days and nearly three months after analysis.

Dr. John Hotaling of the College of Utah, co-author of that report, stated the brand new examine concerned a lot sicker males, most with energetic illness.

Authorities consider the coronavirus primarily spreads from droplets produced when contaminated individuals cough, that are inhaled by individuals close by.

Some research have reported discovering the virus in blood, feces and tears or different fluid from Covid-19 sufferers with irritation of their eyes.

Proof suggesting that different infectious viruses together with Zika and Ebola could also be sexually transmitted has prompted questions concerning the coronavirus.

Hotaling stated it is an necessary public well being concern however that extra analysis is required to offer a definitive reply.

The American Society for Reproductive Medication stated the brand new examine shouldn’t be trigger for alarm. To be protected, although, “it might be clever to keep away from sexual contact with males till they’re 14 days with out signs,” Dr. Peter Schlegel, the group’s rapid previous president, stated in a press release.

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