Studies suggest the coronavirus is infectious for longer periods than pathogens from the same family, such as Sars. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus infects faster and lasts longer than Sars, raising new containment challenges, Chinese studies suggest

  • Researchers found that on average, infected people expel virus particles from their bodies for a relatively long period of 20 days, even before symptoms appear
  • Findings indicate longer quarantine periods may be needed for patients, according to researchers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Studies suggest the coronavirus is infectious for longer periods than pathogens from the same family, such as Sars. Photo: AFP
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