Exactly when is the Covid-19 infection more contagious

High chances of transmission in early stage
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High chances of transmission in early stage

A study done by researchers at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital's department of clinical microbiology has found that the chances of transmission are higher at the early stages of infection even if the carrier does not exhibit any symptoms.

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Similarity with influenza virus!
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Similarity with influenza virus!

Researchers found that its behaviour resembles that of the influenza virus as the viral load in patients peaks at the onset of symptoms and then gradually decreases.

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How the virus attacks
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How the virus attacks

The chances of transmission are higher in the early stages as the virus first attacks the upper respiratory tract. So if someone coughs or sneezes, the virus could enter the respiratory tract of another person if that person breathes in the infected droplets.

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High risk stage for patient
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High risk stage for patient

The chances of transmission gradually come down as the virus enters the lower respiratory tract and the lungs. The patient is at higher risk at this stage.

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What does the study say?
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What does the study say?

The study will help in further understanding the nature of the virus and how it behaves.

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