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Covid-19 in the gastrointestinal tract

Covid-19 and the Gastrointestinal Tract

Journalist Alexandre Touchette’s speaks with The Meakins’ Dr. Irah King on Radio Canada April 12, 2020. Dr. King shares several of his hypotheses as to why COVID-19 is found in specific areas of the body. Dr. King is looking to understand what leads to the gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by approximately 20% of those affected with the virus. During the interview, he discuses the gut-lung axis and epithelial and intestinal cells, and speaks to new studies that are trying to decipher why some patients exhibit gastrointestinal symptoms with COVID-19.

Listen to the interview here:

Traquer la pandémie dans les égouts : Le point avec Alexandre Touchette. Radio-Canada. April 12, 2020.