Covid19 : Some patients might still be infectious post quarantine
One in ten people may still be infectious for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid19, after the 10 day quarantine period, according to a study. The research, published recently in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, used a newly adapted test which can detect whether the virus was potentially still active.
“While this is a relatively small study, our results suggest that potentially active virus may sometimes persist beyond a 10 day period, and could pose a potential risk of onward transmission,” said Professor Lorna Harries, of the University of Exete…
Experts say that people can vary widely in their ability to clear viruses from their bodies, and in settings with vulnerable populations, this could present a serious health risk.
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