Coronavirus Covid-19 detected in semen
The novel coronavirus can persist in the semen of men who are recovering following infection, according to a new study.
The preliminary findings of a Chinese study raise the small possibility that the virus could be sexually transmitted.
According to the Authors from The Eighth Medical Center of Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, “to avoid contact with the patient’s saliva and blood may not be enough, since the survival of SARS-CoV-2 in a recovering patient’s semen maintains the likelihood to infect others”.
They also added “If it could be proved that SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted sexually in future studies, sexual transmission might be a critical part of the prevention of transmission, especially considering the fact that SARS-CoV-2 was detected in the semen of recovering patients”.