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Hospitalised patients with COVID-19 have compromised gut microbiomes, study finds – BBC Focus Magazine

Researchers found fewer friendly bacteria known to support our body’s immune system in people who had been to hospital after a COVID-19 infection.

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The gut microbiome the ecosystem of bacteria that live inside us appears to be weakened in those that have visited hospital with COVID-19. New research, published in the journal Gut, suggests that microbiome health could be linked to the severity of the infection and persistence of long-term systems, though more work is needed to understand the exact nature of the relationship.
Although the coronavirus is considered to be a respiratory illness, the detection of the virus within patients faecal samples…

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