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42 days of infection? When coronavirus won't go away

Coronacast 17 de mayo de 2020 24

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You probably think that coronavirus is a disease that takes 14 days to get over. That’s how long isolation periods last.

But for some people, coronavirus is a slow burn, making them sick – sometimes critically – and keeping them infectious for weeks.

For example, we’re still hearing about cases being connected back to the Ruby Princess, which docked in Sydney in March.

And while rare, some patients remain infectious for longer than a month.

So if some people remain infectious much longer than we think, could we get caught out if they go undetected?

On today’s show:

* How long can people remain infectious for?

* Is the easing of restrictions because there’s less virus around or that we’re better at responding to outbreaks?

* Has SARS1 and MERS disappeared?

And we have all your creative, wonderful and scary ways to blow out birthday cake candles, without blowing on the cake.

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