Re: The infectivity via gastrointestinal route
The viral shedding in the stool is not always equivalent to the infectivity. The virus will be inactivated during cooking (temperature >80 degrees C over 1-minute inactivates the virus), moreover gastric juice may inactivate the virus (however, we need more data to support this assumption). Thus said, hygiene and public education cannot be dispensed with.
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