International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

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

Author(s):

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

Abstract:
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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How to cite this article:
Hena Mustafa, Mir Shahnawaz, Naveed Nazir Shah, Khurshid Dar, Syed Suraiya Farooq. An asymptomatic Covid-19 carrier with prolonged viral shedding for 61 days. Int. J. Pulm. Respir. Sci. 2020;2(1):09-11.