Can Corona Virus be sexually transmitted? Shocking reports suggest Coronavirus being found in Semen. ⁠

As we all know that the world is still trying to find a vaccine for controlling Coronavirus Pandemic, latest reports suggest that it is found in men’s semen even after their recovery.

As per the reports from CNN, the news was spreading that there is a chance that coronavirus can be transmitted sexually. This report has been shared after conducting a study on 38 patients. These patients were diagnosed with the Virus at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital in Shangqiu, China.

It was found that a small percentage of patients, about 16%, had these traces in their samples.

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Research conducted on Coronavirus

So, at this moment, the question is, is this true? Can this spread through sexual contact?

What did the Researchers report about Coronavirus in Semen?

According to Diangeng Li of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing and colleagues wrote (via CNN), “We saw that SARS-CoV-2 is present in the patient’s semen who have COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 can also be found in the semen of patients who are recovering”.

The research team reported, ” Even though the virus cannot increase in the reproductive system, it can stay there, and cause damaging in the testes’ immunity.”

But, there is no confirmation that the virus can be transmitted sexually.

We should also try to understand that,” Condom can be used as a preventive measure. Also, it is worth noting that there is an urgent need for studies that monitor fetal development. Therefore, avoiding contact with the patient’s blood and saliva becomes essential, If a proof comes out that it can also survive in a recovering patient’s semen,”.

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Is this shocking that the Virus is there in the semen?

As per reports, a finding a virus in semen is not at all surprising. Some other viruses, such as Zika, is spreading through the male reproductive system.

Although we do not have any proof yet that the virus can spread through sexual contact, still the New York City Health Department is giving safe sex guidelines for this time being.

As per reports, the health department came out and issued a set of guidelines for everyone for the current pandemic. Coronavirus is also spreading through respiratory droplets even when a person coughs or sneezes. So, NYC requests everyone to maintain social distancing with the people outside their house.

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Hospital staff working for Coronavirus Patients

According to the guidelines, “The safest partner for having contact will be the person you live with. Having any close contact, be it sex or anything else, should not be happening for now”.

The best way by which one can prevent the spreading of coronavirus is by washing hands thoroughly. Another important measure is to maintain the social distancing. If you ever experience any symptoms of the coronavirus, please do contact your doctor.