Dr. Glatter weighs in on a possible sign of a COVID-19 infection that might be overlooked.

While we are focused on cough and fever as the initial signs of COVID-19, it’s also important to be aware that abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea could precede respiratory symptoms in some people.

Results of a new study published

SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted by droplets, via coughing or sneezing, as opposed to transfer from surfaces, according to the CDC. The virus can be active on hard surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel for 2-3 days and cardboard for 1 day. While the virus may potentially be aerosolized via droplets for several hours (<