Scientists: COVID-19 survivors may remain contagious for more than a month

People who are cured of COVID-19 but who are in serious condition can be contagious to others up to five weeks after the disappearance of the clinical signs of pneumonia. This was stated by virologist Alexander Semenov.

It should be noted that Semenov is the deputy director for innovative work and the head of the laboratory for immunology and virology of HIV infection at the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur Rospotrebnadzor.

The longer the patient is in serious condition, the longer he releases the virus into the environment, that is, patients who were in critical condition can secrete coronavirus for up to five weeks even after the clinical signs of pneumonia disappear

- Semenov said in the film Naili Asker-zade "Dangerous virus-2" on the channel "Russia-1".

Semenov added that studies by Chinese colleagues showed that during the epidemic in China, 20-25% of infections were mixed. For example, COVID-19 was accompanied by seasonal flu.

If a person’s immunity is ready to fight the flu virus, there is a completely effective vaccine, then, of course, it will also be much easier to tolerate a coronavirus infection, because it will be necessary to fight one enemy, and not two

- explained the doctor of biological sciences.

It should be added that to date in Russia 13584 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in 82 regions. 106 people died. 1045 people recovered.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 11 2020 17: 12
    If this is so, then the Russian authorities are doing a lot of stupidity, if not a crime, sending supposedly cured of coronavirus to their homes, where they do not observe the regime of self-isolation, infecting both their family members and strangers ... It is reckless to leave home and come to the Russian Federation from - from abroad, as they can be infected and contagious ...
  2. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus April 11 2020 20: 39
    Yes, but where do you send whom! Although we have the whole south in sanatoriums - this is the Caucasus, Kislovodsk and many such! As an option. Yes, we have a lot of them in the country!
  3. 69 Offline 69
    69 April 11 2020 21: 31
    Why in our age of digital technology, there is not a single high-quality video of what is happening in the USA, it’s just some kind of muddy twitching, where it is not clear who, whom and where it loads, everything looks like a trash series about zombies.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 12 2020 01: 30
    In fact:
    China recently said that from Russia about 250-300 infectious for a half month have arrived to them.
    The RF simply did not identify them ...

    So that:
    A) vague infectious massively roam around;
    ..can isolate coronavirus up to five weeks even after the disappearance of the clinical signs of pneumonia ...

    B) Asker-zade - repeatedly caught in a court lie.