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Is Covid-19 found in semen?

According to research published in the online journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Network Open, traces of the new coronavirus were found in the semen of six men with Covid-19. This small study took place at China’s Shangqiu Municipal Hospital and involved 38 men – some who were in the acute stage of infection and some who were recovering.

An earlier, even smaller study of 12 recovering patients and a testicular sample taken from a dead Covid-19 patient in Wuhan did not find traces of the virus in semen or the testicular sample.

Further research is needed to establish whether the disease can be sexually transmitted.

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