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Some Covid-19 patients have virus even after symptoms go

Mar 28, 2020 15:51 IST

Amid the fast-spreading pandemic, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that half of the patients they treated for mild Covid-19 infection still carried the coronavirus pathogen for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared. In a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers picked 16 Covid-19 patients, who were treated and released from the PLA General Hospital in China between January 28 and February 9. Patients studied had a median age of 35.5 years. Researchers suggest extending quarantine for at least two more weeks even after recovery, just to be on the safe side.

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