Only 4 months after the beginning of SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, the world is facing a global pandemic due to a complex and insidious virus that today constantly poses new challenges. In this study, we highlight a persistent shedding of SARS-CoV-2 RNA into the urine, even in patients with a negative nasopharyngeal swab and in patients considered recovered. What does it mean? Besides the fact that the kidney is a probable site of viral replication, the prolonged viral excretion is a matter of great concern for our drainage system contamination.

Pilot Study: Long-Term Shedding of {SARS}-{CoV}-2 in Urine: A Threat for Dispersal in Wastewater

Andreina Baj
Primo
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Lorenzo Azzi
Secondo
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Daniela Dalla Gasperina;Angelo Genoni;Antonio Tamborini;Giulio Carcano;Paolo Grossi;Fausto Sessa
Ultimo
2020-01-01

Abstract

Only 4 months after the beginning of SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, the world is facing a global pandemic due to a complex and insidious virus that today constantly poses new challenges. In this study, we highlight a persistent shedding of SARS-CoV-2 RNA into the urine, even in patients with a negative nasopharyngeal swab and in patients considered recovered. What does it mean? Besides the fact that the kidney is a probable site of viral replication, the prolonged viral excretion is a matter of great concern for our drainage system contamination.
2020
https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.569209
Baj, Andreina; Azzi, Lorenzo; DALLA GASPERINA, Daniela; Genoni, ANGELO PAOLO; Tamborini, Antonio; Gambarini, Cinzia; Carcano, Giulio; Grossi, PAOLO ANTONIO; Sessa, Fausto
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