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How does Covid-19 affect the gut microbiota?

Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the key receptor for SARS CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. Its expression on the luminal surface of the gut has led researchers to investigate its exact role, as well as the impact of Covid-19 on the gut microbiota and gut epithelium. ...

The Janus face of Antibiotics: Life Savers and Microbiota Disruptors

From 18 to 24 November, the WHO will be running World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW). WAAW reminds us that although antibiotics were one of the major therapeutic advances of the 20th century, they can also have an adverse impact on the various microbiota and cause antibiotic resistance1.  ...

COVID-19: are digestive disorders linked to the gut microbiota?

Although at present there is nothing to confirm a link between infection and gut microbiota, several signs nonetheless point towards an association with the digestive system. Certain precautionary measures are therefore justified.   Fever, cough and respiratory distress are three symptoms...
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Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are correlated with an imbalance in the microbiota.

Infectious diarrhea

The intestinal equilibrium is significantly affected in cases of infectious diarrhea. Studying the microbial ecosystem over the course of the infection has resulted in notable progress in the treatment of this disorder.
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