SARs-CoV-2 was detected in the throat and rectum of a patient in Vietnam.
SARs-CoV-2 was detected in the throat and rectum of a patient in Vietnam. Heneghan C.
Published on July 30, 2020
Transmission Dynamics of COVID-19
||Tan LV, Ngoc NM, That BTT et al Duration of viral detection in throat and rectum of a patient with COVID‐19. medRxiv 2020. 10.1101/2020.03.07.20032052
||Wellcome Trust of Great Britain (106680/B/14/Z and 204904/Z/16/Z).
In a single case report, SARs-CoV-2 was detected in the throat and rectum of the patient with COVID‐19.
Follow-up throat swabs remained positive for SARS-CoV-2 by real-time RT-PCR until day 11 of hospitalization (i.e. day 16 of illness)
Rectal swabs were RT50 PCR positive until day 18 of hospitalization (day 23 of illness)
What did they do?
A report of the duration of viral detection in the throat and rectum of a COVID-19 patient treated at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. a throat swab collected on admission from the patient was positive for 44 SARS-CoV-2 by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).
|Clearly defined setting
||Demographic characteristics described
||Follow-up length was sufficient
||Transmission outcomes assessed
||Main biases are taken into consideration
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About the authors
Carl is Professor of EBM & Director of CEBM at the University of Oxford. He is also a GP and tweets @carlheneghan. He has an active interest in discovering the truth behind health research findings