Residents are tested in Beijing on Saturday amid a new outbreak. A Chinese study says “silent spreaders” could make it harder to control the pandemic. Photo: ReutersResidents are tested in Beijing on Saturday amid a new outbreak. A Chinese study says “silent spreaders” could make it harder to control the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Residents are tested in Beijing on Saturday amid a new outbreak. A Chinese study says “silent spreaders” could make it harder to control the pandemic. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: asymptomatic patients may shed virus for longer than others, study says

  • Team in southwest China finds median duration was 19 days, a third longer than for people with mild symptoms
  • But they say releasing the virus into the environment doesn’t necessarily lead to infection of others, and more research is needed
Topic |   Coronavirus China
Residents are tested in Beijing on Saturday amid a new outbreak. A Chinese study says “silent spreaders” could make it harder to control the pandemic. Photo: ReutersResidents are tested in Beijing on Saturday amid a new outbreak. A Chinese study says “silent spreaders” could make it harder to control the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Residents are tested in Beijing on Saturday amid a new outbreak. A Chinese study says “silent spreaders” could make it harder to control the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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