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Intestinal bacteria may affect severity of COVID-19, researchers find – New York Post

The bacteria lurking in COVID-19 patients’ intestines may play a role in how sick they get from the illness, according to new research. Although the coronavirus…

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The bacteria lurking in COVID-19 patients intestines may play a role in how sick they get from the illness, according to new research.
Although the coronavirus is primarily a respiratory disease, there is increasing evidence that suggests the GI tract is involved, scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said.
The team studied samples from 100 patients treated at two Hong Kong hospitals to see how the so-called microbiome in the digestive system might affect recovery from the deadly bug.

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