The new coronavirus appears to replicate rapidly in the throat, a German study has found. Photo: AFP The new coronavirus appears to replicate rapidly in the throat, a German study has found. Photo: AFP
The new coronavirus appears to replicate rapidly in the throat, a German study has found. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus replicates in throat making it easy to transmit, German scientists say

  • Pathogen that causes Covid-19 does not have to travel to the lungs to replicate, researchers say
  • High viral load in the throat at the onset of symptoms suggests people with Covid-19 are infectious very early on, they say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The new coronavirus appears to replicate rapidly in the throat, a German study has found. Photo: AFP The new coronavirus appears to replicate rapidly in the throat, a German study has found. Photo: AFP
The new coronavirus appears to replicate rapidly in the throat, a German study has found. Photo: AFP
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