Coronavirus RNA found in the semen of young COVID-19 patients

  "SARS_CoV-2image" by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS.

In the on-line newsletter, The Conversation, Prof Martin Michaelis and Drs Peter Ellis and Mark Wass (School of Biosciences) have commented on recent work showing the potential for sexual transmission of SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing the current COVID-19 pandemic. The study was conducted in China and identified the virus in the semen of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. Dr Peter Ellis said: “It is clear that much remains to be known about possible sexual transmission of COVID-19 but given that the virus is highly contagious via non-sexual routes, this is unlikely to pose a considerable health risk.”

Read the full article in The Conversation to find out more.