The study reads: “The most common symptoms at onset of illness were fever, fatigue, dry cough, myalgia and dyspnea.
“Less common symptoms were headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.
“A total of 14 patients initially presented with diarrhoea and nausea one to two days prior to development of fever and dyspnea.”
A similar claim was made in a study uploaded on January 31 to the bioRxiv preprint server.
The study claimed novel coronavirus pathogens were not only heavily present in the lungs of patients but also their colons and parts of their small intestines.