報導病人檢測轉陰後又再陽性。這是因為病人散播病毒時間久,加上檢測假陰性機會高,並非文中所稱”復發“。

(財團法人國家衛生研究院 郭書辰醫師整理)

Highlights

  • People with positive SARS-CoV-2 RNA from respiratory tract specimens are infectious sources of COVID-19.
  • SARS-CoV-2 RNA from respiratory tract specimens may be persistent or recurrently positive during the course of this disease.
  • Active surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA should be performed for infectivity assessment.

Abstract

The ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 that began in Wuhan, China, has constituted a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, with cases confirmed in multiple countries. Currently, patients are the primary source of infection. We report a confirmed case of COVID-19 whose oropharyngeal swab test of SARS-CoV-2 RNA turned positive in convalescence. This case highlights the importance of active surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA for infectivity assessment.

Author:Dabiao Chen, Wenxiong Xu, Ziying Lei, et al.
原文連結: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971220301223?via%3Dihub