Study: COVID Can Remain In Body For Up To 8 Months

The Washington Post reports:

The coronavirus spreads rapidly to multiple organs and can remain in the body for as long as 230 days after infection, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland. Upon infection, the coronavirus “disseminates across the human body and brain early in infection at high levels,” researchers wrote in the preprint study, which they said was the “most comprehensive analysis” of its kind to date.

The study, which involved autopsies of 44 people who died of or with covid-19 up to 230 days after they began experiencing symptoms, has not yet been peer-reviewed. The virus, formally referred to as SARS-CoV-2, can spread to tissue in the brain, eyes, colon and other parts of the body, according to the study, and even children and adults with mild or asymptomatic cases of covid-19 “can also experience systemic infection.”

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