Research Articles

COVID-19: the gut to lung hypothesis



Increasingly COVID-19 is being recognised as a multisystem disease, with viral replication within the gastrointestinal tract now being well accepted. This article collates evidence pointing to possible gastrointestinal transmission as well as outlining possible mechanisms for intra-institutional or cruise ship spread, and explores the possible impact of gastrointestinal replication on disease course.


COVID-19transmissionfecal aerosols
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 2
  • DOI: 10.31646/gbio.68
  • Submitted on 5 May 2020
  • Published on 28 May 2020
  • Peer Reviewed