International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences


International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences
International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1

An asymptomatic Covid-19 carrier with prolonged viral shedding for 61 days


Hena Mustafa, Mir Shahnawaz, Naveed Nazir Shah, Khurshid Dar, Syed Suraiya Farooq


The coronavirus 19 disease emerged in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province in late December and has spread across the globe. The spectrum of the disease varies from asymptomatic cases to severe disease. The severity of the disease has been linked to the duration of viral shedding as detected by RT PCR. But here we report an asymptomatic case with prolonged duration of viral shedding for 61 days, which to our knowledge is the longest duration noted.
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