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WHO spoke about the period of infectiousness after COVID-19

WHO spoke about the period of infectiousness after COVID-19
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The World Health Organization told how many people remain infectious after the COVID-19 disease. A person who has had a coronavirus may have positive PCR test results within a few weeks, but such a person is not always dangerous to others.

As the "Russian newspaper" with reference to the WHO representative in Russia Melita Vujnovich, according to preliminary studies, most patients are contagious only within 8-9 days after the onset of symptoms. However, the infection period may last longer in critically ill patients.

Vujnovic added that the average incubation period in patients with coronavirus is 5-6 days, with a maximum of 14 days. The WHO recommendation for a quarantine period of two weeks is based on this information.

Earlier, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Bloomberg established the average incubation period for coronavirus. According to them, it is 5,1 days. Health authorities around the world are using a 14-day quarantine. According to scientists, this is the most reasonable measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

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