After Recovery WHO inquiring Reports of Coronavirus Patients Testing Positive Again
The World Health Organization said it is exploring reports out of South Korea that a few patients who had recouped from the coronavirus tried positive again after at first testing negative for COVID-19. On Friday, South Korea authorities said 91 patients who were thought to have recouped from the coronavirus tried positive once more.
Wellbeing authorities in South Korea are guessing that these might be cases in which the infection was reactivated instead of individuals having been contaminated once more. “While we are putting more weight on reactivation as the possible cause, we are conducting a comprehensive study on this,” said Jeong Eun-kyeong, executive general of Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There have been many cases when a patient during treatment will test negative one day and positive another.”
The WHO said it knew about the reports and needed more data to attempt to make sense of what they mean. “We are aware of these reports of individuals who have tested negative for COVID-19 using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing and then after some days testing positive again,” the WHO said in a statement. “We are closely liaising with our clinical experts and working hard to get more information on those individual cases. It is important to make sure that when samples are collected for testing on suspected patients, procedures are followed properly.”
As indicated by the WHO rules, a COVID-19 patient can be released from the emergency clinic in the wake of testing negative for the coronavirus in two separate tests given in any event 24 hours separated. A few specialists state that the key might be whether the patients have side effects. “If you don’t have symptoms but have a positive test, it may be that you have dead virus that’s still being picked up, but you can’t transmit,” ABC clinical donor and irresistible sicknesses doctor Todd Ellerin said.
Anthony Fauci, the leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday that the administration is investigating whether it would be a smart thought to begin allowing testaments of invulnerability from the coronavirus. “I mean, it’s one of those things that we talk about when we want to make sure that we know who the vulnerable people are and not,” he said. “This is something that’s being discussed. I think it might actually have some merit, under certain circumstances.” Some experts warn though that it’s too early to be talking about immunity from the coronavirus. Although recovered COVID-19 patients appear to have antibodies for at least two weeks, it’s still not clear whether that would continue to be true in the future. “We simply don’t know yet what it takes to be effectively protected from this infection,” Dawn Bowdish, a teacher of pathology and sub-atomic medication and Canada Research Chair in Aging and Immunity at McMaster University in Ontario, discloses to Scientific American.