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After patient’s recovery, coronavirus may lurk deep in lungs

Source : 112 Ukraine

The virus is deep in lungs and it cannot be determined by usual test methods
15:44, 30 April 2020

kyivcity.gov.

In China, the research showed that after the recovery of a patient, the coronavirus may lurk deep in the lungs and it cannot be determined by usual test methods as SCMP reported.

“Coronavirus patients discharged from hospital could still carry the virus deep in their lungs, undetected by conventional testing methods,” the message said.

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It is noted that the research was based on the posthumous examination of a 78-year-old woman who died after diagnosis with coronavirus. It is stated that after receiving antiviral treatment, two tests of a woman showed negative results. Nevertheless, during the posthumous examination, the researches found out complete strains of the virus in tissue deep in her lungs.

According to the researches, it is necessary ‘to improve clinical guidelines on the localization of the virus and treatment of the diseases’.

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As we reported, according to a study hastened to unveil by American scientists, the new coronavirus is rapidly destroyed by sunlight. At the same time, this study has not yet been reviewed and is awaiting an external evaluation.

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